The Independent

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2000
  • Running time: 95 min
The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler and starring Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo. Stiller portrays an independent film maker who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. read more

The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler and starring Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo. Stiller portrays an independent film maker who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent directors and independent film. The movie features Max Perlich and cameos by Anne Meara, Ron Howard, Roger Corman, Peter Bogdanovich, John Lydon, Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Fred Dryer, Jonathan Katz, Fred Williamson, Karen Black, Nick Cassavetes, Julie Strain and adult film actress Ginger Lynn. The fictional career of Morty Fineman (Stiller) includes having made 427 films, although it is not specified as to whether he directed them all or if it refers to films produced or written by the Fineman character. The theme song The Love Song For 'The Independent' is performed by Nancy Sinatra.

Original Release

11/10/2000

US Release

11/30/2000

Cast

Jerry Stiller Morty Fineman / Marty Fineman
Paul Logan Son / Paul Logan
Roger Corman Himself / Roger Corman
Janeane Garofalo Paloma Fineman
Max Perlich Ivan
Ted Demme Himself / Ted Demme
Ron Howard Himself / Ron Howard
Karen Black Herself / Karen Black
Peter Bogdanovich Himself / Peter Bogdanovich
Fred Williamson Himself / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Stephen Kessler

Writers

Mike Wilkins, Stephen Kessler

Cast

Jerry Stiller Morty Fineman / Marty Fineman
Paul Logan Son / Paul Logan
Roger Corman Himself / Roger Corman
Janeane Garofalo Paloma Fineman
Max Perlich Ivan
Ted Demme Himself / Ted Demme
Ron Howard Himself / Ron Howard
Karen Black Herself / Karen Black
Peter Bogdanovich Himself / Peter Bogdanovich
Fred Williamson Himself / Self
Nick Cassavetes Himself / Nick Cassavetes
Julie Strain Ms. Kevorkian
Ethan Embry Bert
Phil Proctor Rob's Dad
Louisa Moritz Receptionist / Sally
Victoria Silvstedt Blossom
Amy Stiller Dr. Rosaria Mclesh
Larry Hankin William Henry Ellis
Andy Dick Maitre d'
Ben Stiller Cop

Producers

Lesa Lakin Richardson Executive Producer
Jerry Weintraub Executive Producer
Helen Akerly Producer
Gary DePew Producer
George Paige Producer
Mike Wilkins Producer
Jack Ziga Producer

Editors

Chris Franklin

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