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1988: The Remake

Bizarre, overlong low-budget independent depicting the auditions held by a dying librarian who wants to remake Showboat as 'a musical comedy with the stench of death'. Patchily amusing as it wheels on freaks, eccentrics and talentless no-hopers - with all references to the MGM classic bleeped out (resulting in a dreadful Gong Show-style cacophony) - it's all a little indulgent.

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Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard R Schmidt
Screenwriter: Henry Bean, William Farley, Nick Kazan, Richard R Schmidt
Cast: Ed Nylund
Skip Covington
Carolyn Zaremba
Willie Boy Walker
Dickie Marcus
Bruce Parry
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