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A Futile and Stupid Gesture

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

If You Don't Watch This Movie, We'll Kill Will Forte.
Jan 24, 2018 1h 41m
6.5
252 votes

Synopsis

The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney, and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.

Title A Futile and Stupid Gesture
Companies Abominable Pictures, Principato-Young Entertainment
Countries United States of America
Keywords biography
Will Forte

Will Forte

Douglas Kenney
Martin Mull

Martin Mull

'Modern' Douglas Kenney
Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon

Michael O'Donoghue
Joel McHale

Joel McHale

Chevy Chase
John Gemberling

John Gemberling

John Belushi
Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh

Matty Simmons
Rick Glassman

Rick Glassman

Harold Ramis
Jon Daly

Jon Daly

Bill Murray
Seth Green

Seth Green

Christopher Guest
Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas

Tony Hendra
Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer

Paul Shaffer
Lonny Ross

Lonny Ross

Ivan Reitman
Neil Casey

Neil Casey

Brian McConnachie
Armen Weitzman

Armen Weitzman

Lorne Michaels
Jackie Tohn

Jackie Tohn

Gilda Radner
Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum

Kathryn Walker
Camille Guaty

Camille Guaty

Alex Garcia-Mata
Elvy

Elvy

Mary Martello
Brian Huskey

Brian Huskey

John Landis
Harry Groener

Harry Groener

Harry Kenney
Annette O'Toole

Annette O'Toole

Stephanie Kenney
Jeremey Penn

Jeremey Penn

Daniel Kenney
Erv Dahl

Erv Dahl

Rodney Dangerfield
Lindsey Kraft

Lindsey Kraft

Gwyneth Cravens
Martha Smith

Martha Smith

Tour Guide
Lauryn Morse

Lauryn Morse

Cheerleader Captain
James Bearb

James Bearb

Doug Niedermeyer
Vivienne Taylor

Vivienne Taylor

Toga Waitress
Sean Leo

Sean Leo

Boyscout
Bob Stephenson

Bob Stephenson

Construction Worker
Garrett Boyd

Garrett Boyd

Young Omega Chip Diller
Paige Flannery

Paige Flannery

Stoned College Kid
Sandra Rosko

Sandra Rosko

Stoner College Kid
Kerri Kenney-Silver

Kerri Kenney-Silver

Sullivan Producer
Christopher Arminio

Christopher Arminio

National Lampoon Staffer
Christina Miller

Christina Miller

Funeral Guest
T.C. Daniels

T.C. Daniels

Brian Doyle Murray
David Sampen

David Sampen

Caddyshack Film Crew
Ed Helms

Ed Helms

Tom Snyder
Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

"The Nobody"
Rich Sommer

Rich Sommer

Harry Crane
David Krumholtz

David Krumholtz

Time-Life Publisher
Mitchell Hurwitz

Mitchell Hurwitz

Time-Life Publisher
David Wain

David Wain

Interviewer
Finn Wittrock

Finn Wittrock

Tim Matheson
Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield

Chris Miller
Frank Gingerich

Frank Gingerich

Doug - Age 12
Morgan Gingerich

Morgan Gingerich

Doug - Age 12
Carla Gallo

Carla Gallo

Lucy Fisher
Brad Morris

Brad Morris

Peter Ivers
Rick Overton

Rick Overton

First Publisher
Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf

Second Publisher
Krister Johnson

Krister Johnson

Michael Gross
Nelson Franklin

Nelson Franklin

P.J. O'Rourke