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Run Ronnie Run

Film poster from Run Ronnie Run
Directed by Troy Miller
Produced by Mark Burg
Oren Koules
Troy Miller
Written by David Cross
Bob Odenkirk
Scott Aukerman
BJ Porter
Brian Posehn
Starring David Cross
Bob Odenkirk
David Koechner
Jill Talley
Music by Scott Aukerman
Maynard James Keenan
Eban Schletter
Cinematography Shaun Maurer
Editing by Dean Holland
Distributed by New Line Cinema (USA)
Release date(s) September 16, 2003
Running time 86 min.
Language English

Run Ronnie Run is a movie produced in 2001 and released in 2003, a spin-off from the HBO sketch comedy show Mr. Show. The recurring character Ronnie Dobbs (David Cross) is the focal point of the movie. It was directed by Troy Miller.



Ronnie Dobbs, a redneck petty criminal whose scams were caught on tape by a Cops-like television show called Fuzz, is noticed by failing infomercial personality/inventor Terry Twillstein (Bob Odenkirk), who sees Dobbs's popularity with lowbrow viewers. He promotes the idea to television executives for a show, "Ronnie Dobbs Gets Arrested" in which he is arrested in a different city each week. The show becomes phenomenally successful, making Dobbs rich and famous and changing his life dramatically.


Many of the regular cast members of Mr. Show made appearances, including Jill Talley as Dobbs's occasional wife, and several Hollywood actors made cameos, usually as themselves. Unlike on Mr. Show, where they each played a wide variety in every episode, Odenkirk and Cross each play a single character throughout the film, with the exception of a brief appearance by R&B duo Three Times One Minus One. Jack Black starred as a chimney sweep and sings "The Golden Rule Song".

Trey Parker and Matt Stone both make cameos in this movie as well as, John and Rebecca Romijn Stamos, Ben Stiller, Jeff Goldblum, Mandy Patinkin, Jeff Garlin, Scott Ian and Kathy Griffin Nearly all of them in the same scene.

Production difficulties

The film experienced a troubled production. Cross and Odenkirk, the principal writers and actors, disowned the final version. Odenkirk accused the director of seizing control of the editing process and refusing to speak directly with him and Cross[1]. Cross demanded to receive no creditation or any part of the revenues. Though the film was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, it never reached theaters. New Line Cinema held the film for over 2 years before releasing a final cut direct-to-video in 2003.

Critical reception

The film was not reviewed by many critics. Rotten Tomatoes lists 6 positive reviews and 2 negative reviews.[2] Bob Odenkirk described the movie as awkwardly edited and generally overrated due to its mistreatment by the film's director, Troy Miller.[citation needed]

See also


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  2. ^ Run Ronnie Run - Movie Reviews, Trailers, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes

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