Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

HIGH STRUNG

 

Year: 2000
Country: USA
Run Time: 93 minutes

HIGH STRUNG

This screamingly funny quasi-concert film stars stand-up comedian Steve Oedekerk, the Jerry Seinfeld from hell, as Thane Furrows, part time author of morbid books for children, full-time complainer. "I wish I were dead! I didn't ask for this! I didn't ask to be born!" he agonizes in his tidy apartment under the looming shadow of a publishing deadline. In a hilariously logical feature-length rant he vents his views on flies, the criminal justice system, gimmicky popsicles, pets, smokers, plane-crash cannibal etiquette, and Happy the Clam. Something important's going to befall Thane at 8:00 PM, though, and in the end his harangue assumes interdimensional proportions. You'll want to take notes!

Screenplay
Steive Oedekerk, Robert Kuhn

Producer
Rubin Mendoza, Roger iVygard

Cinematography
Alan Olrman

Editing
Tom Siiter

Principal Cast
Stevie Oedekerk, Ed Williams, Fred U'illard, Denise Crosby

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