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FDR: A One Man Show (1987)

Chris Elliot plays FDR in his live "One Man Show" about the life and times of the president, however, he looks and sounds nothing like the man and he re-enacts events from Roosevelt's life that never happened.

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Matt Wickline

Writers:

Chris Elliott (story), Chris Elliott (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Chris Elliott ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Marv Albert ... Himself
Bob Elliott ... Make-Up Man
Mark Allen Mark Allen ... Rope twirler
Wolfgang Zilzer ... Understudy (as Paul Andor)
Drummond Erskine Drummond Erskine ... Abraham Lincoln
Vincent Ford Vincent Ford ... Team captain
Edd Hall ... Announcer
Gordon Press Gordon Press ... Hangman
Althea Turner Althea Turner ... Lady
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Chris Elliot plays FDR in his live "One Man Show" about the life and times of the president, however, he looks and sounds nothing like the man and he re-enacts events from Roosevelt's life that never happened.

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Genres:

Biography | Comedy

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Elliottland Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Comedic beauty having little to do with FDR
4 February 2006 | by archersfingersSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this in a while but I loved it. If you liked the cult TV series 'Get A Life' you'll love this absurd bit of genius. Elliot plays out a one-man show at the community theater for the camera but has very little knowledge of the actual life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Fans of Chris Elliot can probably begin to guess where that would lead; Odd stories that are as wildly off subject as anything in 'Cabinboy' or as psychologically disturbed as anything in an episode of 'Get A Life' and all delivered within that same blind, delusional self-confidence that you find in much of his work. If you find a copy get it for yourself and get me one while you're at it.


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