A Futile and Stupid Gesture

A Futile and Stupid Gesture


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In a life full of triumph and failure, "National Lampoon" co-founder Doug Kenney built a comedy empire, molding pop culture in the 1970s.

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IMDB 6.7 (17k)




1h 41min

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United States


David Wain


Will Forte
Doug Kenney
Domhnall Gleeson
Henry Beard
Martin Mull
Modern Doug
Neil Casey
Brian McConnachie
Jon Daly
Bill Murray
Nelson Franklin
P.J. O'Rourke
John Gemberling
John Belushi
Rick Glassman
Harold Ramis
Seth Green
Christopher Guest
Harry Groener
Harry Kenney
Max Greenfield
Chris Miller
Camille Guaty
Alex Garcia-Mata
Ed Helms
Tom Snyder
Thomas Lennon
Michael O'Donoghue
Joe Lo Truglio
Matt Lucas
Tony Hendra
Natasha Lyonne
Anne Beatts
Joel McHale
Chevy Chase
Annette O'Toole
Stephanie Kenney
Emmy Rossum
Kathryn Walker
Jackie Tohn
Gilda Radner
Matt Walsh
Matty Simmons
Finn Wittrock
Tim Matheson
Mary Marshmallow
Frank Gingerich
Doug - Age 12
Morgan Gingerich
Doug - Age 12
David Wain
Ben F. Campbell
Harvard Jester
Jon Klaft
Preppy Student
Brad Morris
Peter Ivers
Carla Gallo
Lucy Fisher
Beau Bassewitz
Rick Overton
First Publisher
Mark Metcalf
Second Publisher
David Krumholtz
Time-Life Publisher
Mitchell Hurwitz
Time-Life Publisher
Michael Colton
Art Director
John Aboud
Art Director
Michael Sherman
Ed Sullivan
Kerri Kenney
Sullivan Producer
Bob Stephenson
Construction Worker
Ellen Colton
Liz Femi
Skeptical Black Woman
Chris Redd
Skeptical Black Man
Krister Johnson
Michael Gross
Mike Park
Gregg Turkington
Michael Farrell
Radio Hour Pianist / Premiere Party Pianist
Meera Rohit Kumbhani
Jherek Bischoff
Lemmings Bass Player
Craig Wedren
Lemmings Piano Player
Armen Weitzman
Lorne Michaels
Lonny Ross
Ivan Reitman
Steven Sims
Stephen Furst
Brian Huskey
John Landis
Julian Wass
Premiere Party Guitar Player
Bo Boddie
Premiere Party Guitar Player
Rich Sommer
Harry Crane
Kate Simmons
Party Guest
Abigail Klein
Andrew Gray McDonnell
Michael O'Keefe
Paul Scheer
Paul Shaffer
Martha Smith
Tour Guide
Melissa Paulo
Room Service Waitress
Lindsey Kraft
Gwyneth Cravens
Christopher Arminio
National Lampoon Staffer (uncredited)
Bambadjan Bamba
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
James Bearb
Doug Niedermeyer (uncredited)
Garrett Boyd
Young Omega Chip Diller (uncredited)
Jack Andrew Cook
Dan Aykroyd (uncredited)
Gina Dunlap
Dancer (uncredited)
Jake Jacobson
Ted Knight (uncredited)
Allyson Nicole Jones
Student (uncredited)
Sean Leo
Boyscout (uncredited)
Christina Miller
Funeral Guest (uncredited)
Lauryn Morse
Cheerleader Captain (uncredited)
Sandra Rosko
Stoner College Kid (uncredited)
Dallas Ryan
Sound Guy (uncredited)
Paul Rudd
"The Nobody" (uncredited)
Tim Seitter
Kroger (uncredited)
Vivienne Taylor
Toga Waitress (uncredited)