Technical Specs, [revealing prior writing on a notepad by shading over it with a pencil]. The new pic doesn’t show Guy Lapointe’s face. Please include at least one social/website link containing a recent photo of the actor. Guy Gerard Lapointe (born March 18, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. And here's this cartoon. (The Channel Awesome logo and a rather unique version of the 2020 Nostalgia-Ween title sequence play.) These people did stuff. Over the last 15 years I've seen thousands of movies, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've actually closed my eyes during a screening because I needed a quick three-second break.". "[26] The Guardian rated the movie 4 out of 5 stars, complimenting Smith as returning to his “snarky best“. Guy LaPointe: Who else could it be but a fucking man? Since then, Smith has gone on to direct Dogma (1999), Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), and Yoga Hosers (2016), which shares a universe with Tusk's Guy LaPointe (Johnny Depp). Smith made his feature length directorial debut in 1994 with the cult classic film, Clerks. A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses. | A local detective puts Ally and Teddy in touch with Guy LaPointe, a former Sûreté du Québec inspector who has been hunting Howard for years. From there, things get…weird, Wallace goes missing, and it’s up to Teddy, Wallace’s girlfriend Ally (Génesis Rodríguez), and a French Canadian ex-cop by the name of Guy Lapointe to find Wallace. [8], Smith was excited about making Tusk, saying "I wanted to right what I felt was the only wrong of Red State by scripting something with no religious or sexual politics that could grow up to be a weird little movie and not an indie film call-to-arms or a frustrated self-distribution manifesto. Toronto Film Review: ‘Tusk’ Kevin Smith traces the fine line between man and beast in a bizarro midnight movie built around a career-crowning performance from the great Michael Parks. This serial killer who makes the bringing of the blood and terror to the true north. All in the pursuit of this butcher of the men. Wow... That's amazing. And he is so close that I can almost smell his shit. You see that? That is my name. "[33] Richard Roeper also gave Tusk a positive review, writing, "I'm recommending Kevin Smith's uniquely twisted 'Tusk', but there's a part of me that wishes I could un-see it. Kevin Smith's latest film, Tusk, is unlike any movie he has made. Howard not only reveals that he can still walk, but lays out his plans: he plans to fit Wallace into a perfectly constructed walrus costume in an attempt to recreate Mr. Tusk. Do you know, that's exactly where I learned it from. Guy LaPointe: No, he doesn’t touch them like that. [18] It was screened in Los Angeles at the Vista Theatre on September 16, 2014,[19] before its wide theatrical release on September 19. Submissions should come only from the actors themselves, their parent/legal guardian or casting agency. Meanwhile, Howard engages in … Guy Lapointe is the turning point of Tusk, and I am apparently in the minority of audience members who finds him to be absolutely hilarious. Meet Guy LaPointe in this new artwork for Kevin Smith's Tusk August 26, 2014 by: Kevin Woods We're less than a month away from checking out … Tusk is a 2014 American comedy horror film written and directed by Kevin Smith, based on a story from his SModcast podcast. [7], Smith wrote the 80-page screenplay while waiting for Bob Weinstein's approval of his Clerks III submission package. Mindhunter • S2E2 2019. The online resume of Johnny Depp's longtime makeup artist, Joel Harlow, had TUSK listed as his latest project. [16], Tusk had its world premiere on September 6, 2014, at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was screened as part of Midnight Madness. LaPointe meets Howe/Mosseeay. Company Credits I just wanted to showcase Michael Parks in a fucked up story, where he could recite some Lewis Carroll and 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' to some poor motherfucker sewn into a realistic walrus costume. The Chain. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 45%, based on 131 reviews, with an average rating of 5.48/10. [with a heavy accent]  In a brief post credits scene, LaPointe is seen clutching his stomach in gastrointestinal distress, berating himself for having eaten a second burger earlier. Howe creates a new creature with Wallace's flesh and bone, a human walrus. : The Kitchen 2019. With Howard dressed in his own homemade pelt, the two become engaged in a fight that ends with Wallace impaling Howard on his tusks; Howard dies, but is satisfied to have fulfilled his life's mission at last. NC: (singing the theme) There's a Hollywood flick, and a weary critic. See more. He currently serves as Coordinator of Amateur Scouting with the NHL's Minnesota Wild. Tusk had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, before it was released on September 19, 2014, by A24. [20], The film was released on September 19, 2014, and was declared a box office bomb,[21][22][23] earning only $846,831 from over 602 screens during its opening weekend, debuting in fourteenth place at the box office. 2 Minute Single-Shot of Johnny Depp Weirdo Acting - YouTube [3] Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Austin Butler, Adam Brody, Tyler Posey, and Jason Mewes have also been cast. : : In a flashback, Ally tells Wallace that her weeping grandfather told her that crying separates humans from animals. The guy who cuts his leg off in the video is referred to as the "Kill Bill Kid". [9] Tusk was eventually financed by Demarest Films. Lapointe, Ally and Teddy enter the enclave as Wallace bellows victoriously, much to their horror. Teddy Craft: You say you don’t have any leads, but you keep saying "he". [5] The post on Gumtree was in fact a prank post by noted Brighton poet and prankster Chris Parkinson, who upon hearing of the planned film said he was a big fan of Smith and that he would love to be involved. "[11] Unlike Smith's previous film Red State, Tusk had a conventional theater release, with distribution handled by A24. [14] The starting date was delayed from September to October then to November due to the filming location moving from Canada to North Carolina. Voice over actors: provide a link to your professional website containing your reel. “ I had written the role for Quinten Tarantino to play. They’re running into a car. Fast forward two years to the release of Tusk, when fans finally get to see the actualized version of Guy Lapointe, played by cinema heavy-weight Johnny Depp. [15] An additional two days of filming occurred in Los Angeles for scenes involving Depp's character Guy LaPointe. [12], The project began pre-production in September 2013. Ally tells Wallace she still loves him before walking off, crying. It has an audience score of 36% based on 12,254 users. Producers Guild of America 12.5K subscribers Guy Gerard Lapointe (born March 18, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League. It's funnier if you've been married a few times. Legendary man-hunter Guy LaPointe, who had an encounter with the Colleens once before, arrives at the police station to interrogate the girls. Arcane reveals to LaPointe and the Colleens that he once had dreams of becoming an artist. See it's... And she don't fuck you. : Ally and Teddy visit him and feed him a mackerel. This leads him to the lavish estate of Howard Howe (Michael Parks), an eccentric man who has many a story to tell. Pardon my French. Here's why Smith's plot for a Tusk sequel is exactly what horror fans need. I am Guy Lapointe. Howard conditions Wallace to think and act as a walrus. The idea for the film came during the recording of SModcast 259 The Walrus and The Carpenter. Overcome with guilt, he has spent the last 15 years turning his victims into his beloved savior in an attempt to relive their last day and give Mr. Tusk another chance at survival. Guy Lapointe Lapointe served as a Specialist Fourth Class, United States Army, 2d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division. Tusk has a rating of 45% Rotten on movie review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 131 reviews. (NC appears in a rather unique attire. Tusk (2014) Johnny Depp as Guy Lapointe. Guy Lapointe Emphasis on pointless. And because of this, the solace of the sleep most of the time eludes me. The car goes and shoots ghosts. Bill and Nancy head to bed after the visit from Detective Spencer. He sews Wallace into a walrus costume made of human skin, complete with tusks made from the tibia bones from Wallace's severed legs. Tusk had its world premiere on September 6, 2014, at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was screened as part of Midnight Madness. Best friends Wallace Bryton and Teddy Craft host the popular podcast The Not-See Party, where they find and mock humiliating viral videos. You would kill me if you could. [24] At the end of its run, on November 13, the film had grossed $1,826,705 in the domestic box office and $21,612 overseas for a worldwide total of $1,848,317. [27] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 55 out of 100, based on 33 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". The Chain. Metarcritic gives Tusk a rating of 55/100 based on a weighted average of thirty-three critics. [34] Clint O'Connor of The Plain Dealer noted that while Tusk skillfully combines various genres, the story would be better presented as a short film. : The film was Smith's first major wide release since Cop Out (2010). Submissions without photos may not be accepted. Teddy Craft Release Dates Howard Howe, this elusive, uh... devil made of the flesh. Guy Lapointe The next morning, Wallace wakes up to find himself strapped into a wheelchair and his left leg amputated. Ally, Teddy and Guy LaPointe search for Wallace inside Howard's mansion. Upon arriving in Manitoba, he is surprised to learn that the Kill Bill Kid committed suicide. The discussion went on from there, resulting in almost an hour of the episode being spent on reconstructing and telling a hypothetical story based on the ad. – Movie News", "Tusk review – I am he as you are he as you are me", Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil that Men Do, An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tusk_(2014_film)&oldid=1000012766, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 02:22. Sometimes those two tones co-exist, creating something uneasy and unique. Directed by Kevin Smith. "[29] William Bibbiani, writing for CraveOnline, criticized the film's failed humor and excessive runtime and said that the film "killed irony", awarding it two out of ten stars,[30] while Glenn Dunks of Junkee.com gave the film an F and called it the worst movie of 2014. : [28], In his review for The Seattle Times, Erik Lundegaard gave the film zero out of four stars, stating, "Tusk, which is based on one of Smith's own podcasts, is the most disgusting and pointless movie I've seen. "[32] Roth Cornet from IGN gave the film eight out of ten and stated "Funny, strange, disquieting, and occasionally gory, Tusk is Kevin Smith at his best. The boys on the force nicknamed this killer "The First Wife,"because the first wife doesn't let you talk, she doesn't let you go anywhere, and she does not fuck you. Isn't that weird? | Howard tells the story of how a walrus, whom he named "Mr. Tusk", rescued him after a shipwreck. Tusk marks the first time I have felt all these things about one of his movies. But last night, after you call me, I sleep like the breast-fed baby. You know who it sounds like he got for Guy Lapointe? [revealing prior writing on a notepad by shading over it with a pencil]  The True North trilogy includes the 2014 film Tusk, starring Justin Long as Wallace Bryton and Michael Parks as Howard Howe, the walrus obsessed seaman. Nostalgia-Ween! One year later, Wallace, still sewn into the pelt, lives in a wildlife sanctuary. For the fictional character, see Tusk (2014 film). It's actually unlike most movies I've seen, for better and for worse. JOHNNY DEPP. It is a movie that wants to be a horror film except when it wants to be a broad, silly comedy. Yoga Hosers is the second in what Smith’s Canada-centric “True North” trilogy. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service at Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam, on June 2, 1969. : A vast majority of Smith's following agreed that the film should be made. | Kevin Smith's new film 'Tusk' stars Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, and the great Michael Parks as well as a mysterious movie star hiding behind the name 'Guy LaPointe.' [31], Conversely, Chris Bumbray of JoBlo.com had a positive reaction, calling Tusk "a major return to form for Smith, and an exciting new chapter in a career that now feels totally reinvigorated. He butchers them. Amputates limbs, cuts out the teeth and tongue...but he don’t do nothing sexy with them. He currently serves as Coordinator of Amateur Scouting with the NHL's Minnesota Wild. [8] Smith originally considered Quentin Tarantino to play LaPointe after seeing his appearance in Django Unchained but Tarantino said he had no interest in acting at the moment. [37] On August 19, 2014, Borys Kit from The Hollywood Reporter revealed further details about the film. And I wake up this morning, in the morning, and I know that in my bones, my quarry is close. Filming & Production Wallace flies to Canada to interview the Kill Bill Kid, an Internet celebrity famous for severing his leg with a katana. Official Sites They eventually find Howard's address through two convenience store clerks, whom Wallace had annoyed earlier. Now aware that Wallace is in danger, Ally and Teddy fly to Canada. [4] In the episode, Smith with his longtime friend and producer Scott Mosier discussed an article featuring a Gumtree ad where a homeowner was offering a living situation free of charge, if the lodger agrees to dress as a walrus. Guy Lapointe The film is the first in Smith's planned True North trilogy, followed by Yoga Hosers (2016).[2][3]. Guy Lapointe. It was named the first runner-up to the Midnight Madness People's Choice Award. According to O'Connor, the character of Guy Lapointe was named after the famous hockey player.[35]. He finds a handbill from someone offering a room in his home for free and the guarantee of hearing interesting stories. Tusk. After Wallace sends a voicemail to his girlfriend Ally and Teddy, Howard knocks him unconscious. Posts about guy lapointe written by wilsonjd2. [no reaction from Ally and Teddy] Gold Dust Woman. [6] Smith eventually hired Parkinson as an associate producer in November. Smith then told his Twitter followers to tweet "#WalrusYes" if they wanted to see their hypothetical turned into a film, or "#WalrusNo" if they did not. The Johnny Depp Zone forum (via VideoETA) culled together a list of clues that heavily indicate the billion-dollar+ grossing actor is appearing in Smith's film. : 1. [10] Smith had planned on premiering the film at Sundance 2014, but this was later changed to allow more time for the score to be completed. [8] The movie was originally going to be produced by Blumhouse, but due to Smith's expedited timeline for filming the two amicably parted ways. A woman, she makes life. Guy Lapointe : The boys on the force nicknamed this killer "The First Wife,"because the first wife doesn't let you talk, she doesn't let you go anywhere, and she does not fuck you. LaPointe tells them the story of how 2 years before he without knowing it, met Howard Howe once under the name of Bartholomew Mosseeay posing as a senile funny-talking old man. Intrigued, he arrives at the mansion of Howard Howe, a retired seaman in a wheelchair. Tusk was released via DVD and Blu-ray on December 30, 2014. Guy Lapointe Yoga Hosers will be an action-adventure film and the second in the True North trilogy. Uh, here we go again! The film is set in Bifrost, Manitoba. [25], Tusk was met with mixed reviews from critics. Johnny Depp shows up briefly to chew scenery as Guy Lapointe, a quirky Quebec detective constructed entirely of French-Canadian stereotypes that become tiresome very quickly. He’s listed in the cast under the character’s name, but is actually played by a surprise guest star who seems to be having a wonderful time that only fleetingly elicits an equally enthusiastic audience response. The third installment of Smith's True North trilogy is to be titled Moose Jaws, which Smith says is basically "Jaws with a moose". Wallace passes out from the secobarbital laced in the tea Howard made for him. Mr. Tusk Too many marriages, any chance at happiness, and very likely, some may say, my, uh... sanity. Tusk. I... Am very dedicated man and I have sacrificed my life. Ally Leon [17] It was named the first runner-up to the Midnight Madness People's Choice Award. With Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez. Tusk definition, (in certain animals) a tooth developed to great length, usually one of a pair, as in the elephant, walrus, and wild boar, but singly in the narwhal. Upset that he flew to Canada for nothing, he decides to find another person to interview. They did it in The Big Lebowski. I have been hunting this Howard Howe. In a local burger joint, LaPointe reveals that Howard, nicknamed "The First Wife", has been kidnapping and murdering people for years; he believes Wallace may still be alive, but not as they remember him. [3], "Is Kevin Smith's Box-Office Disaster, 'Tusk,' the End of His Filmmaking Career or a Much-Needed Wake-Up Call? “Tusk” is not so much a movie as it is a companion piece to “Smodcast,” a podcast created by writer/director Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Chasing Amy”) and his producer and longtime friend Scott Mosier. Much the talk about “Tusk” will probably surround the face that lurks behind Lapointe’s heavy makeup and absurd accent. It was screened in Los Angeles at the Vista Theatre on September 16, 2014, before its wide theatrical release on September 19. From beginning to end, it includes an abundance of deeply unsettling imagery of bodily dismemberment and reattachment. Howard reveals that shortly before being rescued, he had killed and eaten Mr. Tusk. 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Depp’s Guy Lapointe was kept under wraps during the marketing of Tusk, and it looks like that aura of mystery continues with Yoga Hosers. Smith revealed before the release of Tusk that he had written a spin-off film called Yoga Hosers, which would feature the cast from Tusk. Tusk. Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. It's a Nostalgia-Ween. [3] Starstream Entertainment will finance and produce the film, while XYZ Films will sell the foreign rights at the Toronto Film Festival. And but for the last 10 years of my life, I have been hunting an animal who is doing the masquerade as the man. The site's summary reads, "Tusk is pleasantly ridiculous and charmingly self-deprecating, but that isn't enough to compensate for its thin, overstretched story. Back at the mansion, Howard continues to mutilate and alter Wallace, to whom he tells his backstory: a Duplessis orphan, he was physically and sexually abused for five years by the clergy who fostered him. Guy Lapointe [3] As well as the rest of the entire cast of Tusk (except Michael Parks, who died in May 2017),[38] the film will star Johnny Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose, and Smith's daughter, Harley Quinn. The film stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez. | 'Tusk' Premiere: Kevin Smith Reveals How Weed, Twitter and a Web Ad Inspired His Off-the-Wall Movie ... and Haley Joel Osment teases upcoming True North Trilogy and the mysterious actor "Guy Lapointe" : Tears run down Wallace's face as he bellows, implying that the human part of Wallace may not be completely gone. It was originally titled The Walrus & the Carpenter, but he changed it into a single-word title, saying he "knew what a movie about a walrus had to be called." And I spend 20 years as the inspector of the Surete du Quebec. [36] Special features on both formats include an audio commentary by Smith, deleted scenes, the original podcast, and two featurettes. [13] Principal photography began on November 4, 2013,[5] and wrapped on November 22, 2013. I spent half the movie sick to my stomach.

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