Shakes the Clown [DVD] [1991]

  • SKU: 33148314
  • Release Date: 08/15/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
59% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 12)

Special Features


  • New audio commentary with Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown and Tom Kenny

Synopsis


Shakes the Clown
This black comedy chronicles the fall of one of the world's most unlovable clowns as he plies his trade and tries to survive in Palukaville a town where everyone is more or less a Bozo. Shakes loves women and more than that, he loves his booze. Like many of his painted peers, ol' Shakes likes to hang out at The Twisted Balloon, the favorite local pub where he hoists a few, beats up on mimes (the lowest caste in Palukaville) and causes trouble with his girl friend Judy, a woman who cannot say the letter "L." Because the slovenly Shakes can't seem to make it to birthday parties sober and on time, he is fired from his booking agency, causing him to go on a big drinking binge. Later, Shakes awakens and learns that Binky, a lousy TV-clown, is framing him for beating up Shake's former boss with a juggling pin. Now poor Shakes must clear his name. He must also rescue "Juwee" who has been kidnapped by the nefarious Binky, and he must come to grips with his alcohol problem (perhaps the film could be therefore titled "Clown and Sober?"). Keep an eye peeled for cameos by Robin Williams, as a mime instructor, and Florence Henderson as one of Shake's illicit sexual conquests. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bobcat Goldthwait
    Bobcat Goldthwait - Shakes The Clown
  • Julie Brown
    Julie Brown - Judy
  • Tom Kenny
    Tom Kenny - Binky the Clown
  • Blake Clark
    Blake Clark - Stenchy the Clown
  • Adam Sandler
    Adam Sandler - Dink the Clown



Customer rating

3.3
59%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Alcoholic Clown Movie Ever!

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    bigbaddave777
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    Bobcat Goldthwait wrote, directed and starred in this somewhat campy, somewhat crazy comedy that spotlights the clown community... like you didn't know there was such a thing... haha. Another one of those movies that will never win a Oscar but if you enjoyed Bobcat's humor which at times is a little offbeat then you'll probably enjoy this movie. There are also a few familiar faces in this movie like Florence Henderson playing one of Shake's one night stands, Robin Williams and a young Adam Sandler

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Oh My...Unbelievable

    Posted
    kevman79

    You know, back when dvd was starting to get popular in the late 1990's, there were a few films of such awful quality that I thought would never get released on the format. Boy, was I wrong, because here's one of them. It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many good movies out there which have yet to get proper dvd treatment, and here we have 'Shakes the Clown'... oh yeah, in widescreen too?! All you need to know about this movie is right there on the dvd cover. If that doesn't do it for ya, just read the film's synopsis.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gotta love Bobcat

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    Mrorange
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    MIMES!!!! This is Bobcat at his best, and an early appearance of Adam Sandler. Nice cameo from Robin Williams. The villain is also the same guy who voices Spongebob.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Haven't seen all the way through

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    warriors2002
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    I've seen bits and pieces here and there but I like the actors in it and I'm sure that I'll love it when I find the time to watch it all the way through...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent movie

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    Gregster
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    This was a time where every stand up comedian had a movie out. Would recommend to Bobcat Goldthwaite fans but not general audience

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must see

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    Blade0172
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    If you’re a movie buff this is a must see!!! Drama, comedy and dark humor!!! You’re going to like it or not!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Forgot about this one

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    TipWaters
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    So glad I ran into on the shelves! I don't remember it as a kid thoroughly but really loved it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Shakes

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    Omega
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    This was an impulse purchase. It was cheap and only moderately funny.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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