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Nuts! (2016)

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The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station.

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Penny Lane

Writer:

Thom Stylinski
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gene Tognacci Gene Tognacci ... The Narrator
Andy Boswell Andy Boswell ... Various Voices
John Causby John Causby ... Various Voices
Kelly Mizell Kelly Mizell ... Various Voices
Jeff Pillars Jeff Pillars ... Various Voices
Thom Stylinski Thom Stylinski ... Various Voices
Fran Taylor Fran Taylor ... Various Voices
Pope Brok Pope Brok ... Himself
Gene Fowler Gene Fowler ... Himself
Dr. James Reardon Dr. James Reardon ... Himself
Megan Seaholm Megan Seaholm ... Herself
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The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station. Animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and one seriously unreliable narrator trace his rise from poverty to celebrity and influence in 1920s America.

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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Nuts! See more »

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Gross USA:

$44,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,230
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WILHELM SCREAM: After the narrator reveals that Brinkley's hair product contained lead. See more »

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Features Cops (1922) See more »

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Yes, it really is a documentary
12 June 2016 | by steven-leibsonSee all my reviews

If I told you that the father of modern direct marketing was not from Madison Avenue but a quack doctor in Kansas who "implanted" goat testicles in patients to restore virility, you would not believe me. If you see "Nuts!", a movie about this doctor, you're not going to believe it's a true story. The movie has a light tone and considerable animation including frequent images of goats enjoying "goaty" things. The story of Dr. JR Brinkley is too wild and unlikely to be true but, rest assured, it is. "Nuts!" chronicles the rise of a patent medicine quack into the United States' best-paid doctor who invented nationwide-mass marketing in the process of building his fortune by promising hope and change before it became a political slogan. Penny Lane, the filmmaker, has crafted one very entertaining film about JR Brinkley's story from archival film, preserved documents, and new animations.

We saw this film through the San Jose Camera Cinema Club.


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