Chairman of the Board (film)
13% Rotten Tomatoes
Budget 10 million USD
Country United States
Director Alex Zamm
Initial DVD release July 14, 1998
|Release date March 13, 1998|
Writer Al Septien (story), Turi Meyer (story), Al Septien (screenplay), Turi Meyer (screenplay), Alex Zamm (screenplay)
Cast Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson (Edison), Courtney Thorne-Smith (Natalie Stockwell), Larry Miller (Bradford McMillan), Jack Warden (Armand McMillan), M. Emmet Walsh (Freemont), Jack McGee (Harlan Granger)
Similar movies Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Tomorrowland, Back to the Future Part III, A Bug's Life, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Tagline Work sucks!
Chairman of the Board is a 1998 comedy film directed by Alex Zamm, starring Courtney Thorne-Smith and Carrot Top. In the film, a surfer and inventor named Edison inherits and runs a billionaire's company. It was poorly received by both critics and audiences and is regarded as one of the worst films ever made.
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Edison (Carrot Top) is a poor, failed inventor and surf bum, but soon runs into and befriends wealthy business magnate Armand McMillan (Jack Warden). When Armand passes away shortly thereafter, he leaves Edison the majority of shares in his large invention corporation, and leaves his jealous nephew, his only living relative, Bradford (Larry Miller) only a surfboard. Bradford attempts to derail Edison's success by stealing his formula for glow in the dark, which had not previously existed in the reality of this movie, and sharing it with a consumer who covers himself in it and alleges that Edison's prize invention—a portable TV/TV dinner combo—leaks radiation. When Edison reveals to all that radiation causes sickness and death—but not a literal glowing—and that he had invented the formula for glow in the dark, the company is saved and Edison appoints beau Natalie Stockwell (Courtney Thorne-Smith) to run the company.
Chairman of the Board has received negative reviews, currently holding a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 13%.
During a promotional appearance for the film on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Thorne-Smith was the second guest after comedian Norm Macdonald, who frequently interrupted Thorne-Smith's attempt to promote the movie with jokes about Carrot Top and the movie failing at the box office, going so far as to say that the film's title should be "Box Office Poison", and claimed the title is spelled "Chairman of the Bored". This led to the apparent surprise and amusement of O'Brien, the audience, and even Thorne-Smith. This interview was selected as a top moment from Late Night in several compilation episodes and specials.
Comedian and former Mystery Science Theater 3000 host Michael J. Nelson named the film the fifth worst comedy ever made. It is currently among the 100 lowest rated movies on IMDb.
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