The Independent (2000 film)

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The Independent
DVD cover of the movie The Independent.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Stephen Kessler
Produced by United Lotus Group
Written by Stephen Kessler
Mike Wilkins
Starring Jerry Stiller
Janeane Garofalo
Max Perlich
Ben Stiller
Music by Ben Vaughn
Cinematography Amir Hamed
Edited by Chris Franklin
Distributed by Arrow Entertainment
Release dates 30 November 2000
Running time 80 mins
Country United States
Language English

The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler, starring Jerry Stiller as an independent film maker, who makes little-known B movies with titles like Twelve Angry Men and a Baby. The film spoofs independent directors and independent film. The film features Janeane Garofalo, Max Perlich, and cameos by Anne Meara, Ron Howard, Roger Corman, Peter Bogdanovich, John Lydon, Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Fred Dryer, Jonathan Katz, Fred Williamson, Karen Black, Nick Cassavetes, Julie Strain and adult film actress Ginger Lynn. The fictional career of Morty Fineman (Stiller) is said to have made 427 films. It is not specified as to whether he directed them all, or if it refers to films produced or written by the Fineman character. The themes song, The Love Song For 'The Independent' is performed by Nancy Sinatra.

Fictitious Filmography[edit]

The ending credits of The Independent features a side column of the complete filmography of this fictitious trash auteur, Morty Fineman. The following is a list of all 427 fake titles, only a few of which were depicted in the film with faux trailers and clips.

1964

  • The Simplex Complex

1967

  • Corn: the Ear of Plenty

1969

  • Groovy Hippie Slumber Party
  • Free Love For Sale
  • Psychedelic Elevator
  • Brothers Divided
  • Mondo World
  • The Young Hip Ocrites
  • The Mod, Mod Miniskirt

1970

  • The Student Coeds
  • The President Wore a Bikini
  • The Peacenik Orgy
  • Bummer, Ma'am
  • Teenage Flag Burners
  • Suburban Peepers
  • Pig Busters
  • Hillbilly Slip Around
  • Panic Grass
  • 3313 Sexual Revolutions

1971

  • LSD Day
  • The Naughty Swingers
  • Meter Reader Lolita
  • One-Eyed Wink
  • Sock it to the Man
  • Hot Pants Hoedown
  • The Evil Membrane
  • Luv Canal
  • His'n' Hers 'n' His
  • Papa Woody!
  • The Eco Angels

1972

  • Teenie Weenie Bikini Beach
  • Squished
  • Draft Dodger
  • Lawn Honkie
  • Crazy Dragonbreath: The Forgettin' Tibetan
  • Shindig Motel
  • Strong, Hard and Black
  • The Free Riders (Chico and Chaco)
  • The Well-Marbled Goddess
  • Itty-Bitty FrigiditySympathetic Vibrations
  • Diaper Service
  • Peace Zombies

1973

  • The Moistening
  • Kung Funk:The Funky Fu
  • World War III
  • Biorhythm Method
  • PUI
  • Day Glo Decolletage
  • Leagalize It
  • Der Ubergoober
  • Brothers Under the Covers
  • The Pollenators
  • Blood Haze
  • Neat But Not Clean
  • Amazon Hot Box
  • Giant Rabbit, Run!
  • Destination Shroom!
  • Bald Justice

1974

  • Plain Ole Pud
  • Draft Dodger II: Makin' Canadian Bacon
  • Hollywood Squares: The Movie
  • Kung Funk II: The Spooky Fu
  • Coven of the Witchiness
  • American Flesh
  • Our Gas Line Affair
  • Kidnap Those Kooks
  • Chick with Hicks
  • I am Curious...You are Yellow
  • The Harlem Globetrotters Meet the Black Panthers
  • Giant Crab, Run!
  • Roachclip Motel
  • Venus De Mofo
  • Romeo A Go-Go
  • Buddy Cops: Bookworm and Garter Snake
  • The True Life Historical Search (for Genuine Real Stuff in the Bibile)
  • Carnaval of Mutants
  • Giant Rabid Dog, Run!

1975

  • Kent State Nurses
  • What Planet is this? (Oh my God It's Earth!)
  • The Wrath of the Sabine Women
  • Truckstop Nurses
  • White House Crooks
  • CBBC (Citizen's Band Before Christ)
  • Pull My Finger
  • Brick Shithouse
  • Puberty County Line
  • Strong, Hard and Native American
  • What's Your Sign M'lady?
  • Kohoutek, Run!
  • Swig and Guzzle!
  • Smooth Move, Ex-Wife
  • Buddy Cops II: Hammerhead and Nailbiter
  • Life Spasm
  • Psycho Vet
  • BT Off a Zombie
  • Infection
  • Something Big's on Fire '75
  • Bigfoot, All-American
  • Gas, Grass or Ass
  • Pigeonholers
  • Assassin in a See-Though Blouse

1976

  • The Foxy Chocolate Robot
  • The Return to moonshine High
  • The Greatest Bicentennial American Patriot
  • Da Brothers Bump
  • Cage Full of Waitresses
  • Draft Dodger III: The Me Decade
  • Contact High School
  • Hot Mamarama
  • Three Times Fast
  • Unknown Epidemic, Run!
  • Metaphors are Like Dreames
  • Used Tissue of Lies
  • Wind and Rain and Wet T-shirts
  • Dirt Claude
  • Ten On a Couch
  • Buddy Cops III: Strawman and Firebrand
  • Fat, Dumb and Fuzzy
  • Sand in My Teddy
  • Sex Doctor to the Stars
  • Third Leg's a Charm
  • A Stranger Wears My Pants
  • Nuclear Nun
  • Wise and Foolish Vixens

1977

  • Psycho Vet II: The Reenlistment
  • Cattle Mutilation
  • Prescription for Justice
  • Tarzan of the Mall
  • Neurotica
  • Myhtomania
  • Steel Hog Hunger Rumbles
  • Dirt Road Blacktop
  • Similies are Dreams
  • Six-Chambered heart, Four-Chambered Gun
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain, Just Get the Hell Out of My House!
  • Normal Horny Norman
  • Ebony Fawn and Jade
  • Buddy Cops IV: Short Fuse and Long Hair
  • FLK (Funny-Lookin' Kid)
  • The Family Jeweler
  • Driving Under My Influence (in Hypnovision)
  • Saturday Night Fever Blister
  • Hot Buttered Fingers
  • Talkin Dirty to the Dead
  • Abra Cadaver
  • A Very Malcolm Xmas

1978

  • Nanny Hooteres Hootenanny
  • Recycled White Trash
  • World War III II
  • The Twin Ledgers of Justice.
  • Aerobicaphobia
  • Gin Blossom Special
  • "Bang!" (There I've Said It)
  • Pong: The Movie
  • Tora! Tora! Toga!
  • Shuda, Wuda, Cuda
  • Fudge Factor
  • Strong, Hard and Chicano
  • That Rascaly Mutt
  • Dying Kids
  • Cousin Bloodshot Buckshot
  • A Stiletto Affair
  • Buddy Cops V: Hayseed and Toughnut
  • Plumber's Little Helper
  • Esperanto Girls
  • Baby Booty, Booty Baby
  • Where to, BrutE
  • Punks Vs Jocks
  • We're F.U.C.K.E.D.!

1979

  • Adolescent Sexopolis
  • Your Stepfather's Moustache
  • Lover is a Five Letter Word
  • Hot Justice in Less Than Thirty Minutes (pizza franchises as heroes)
  • Disco Incantations
  • Uncle Tomboy
  • Dying Kids II: The Plague
  • Summer Buds (for women)
  • Summer Buds (for men)
  • Banyard of Hate
  • Marry Me Heels
  • Buddy Cops VI: Milquetoast and Honey
  • Love Hears Everything
  • Fireball
  • Pigtails
  • Pants Full of Ambition
  • Keeping Secretions
  • Jungle Freaks
  • S-E-X That Spells Sex!

1980

  • Hearty Old Truths and Truthful Old Whores
  • The Earth Movers
  • The Devil Needs a Drink
  • Asylum of Angels
  • Victoria's Principles and Secrets
  • One Million Years AD
  • The Justice League of Superfreaks
  • The Love Bombardier
  • Dying Kids III: Schoolbus Full of Donor Hearts
  • The Bodacious Oasis
  • Buddy Cops VII: Flatfoot and Higheel
  • Boy Eats Girl
  • Did you Feel That?
  • Starrign the Braless Cloggers
  • Andy Opia: The Lazy Private Eye
  • Pencils Down!
  • Chunk of Change
  • Monster Truck Monster
  • He Bites!

1981

  • I See London, I See France
  • Casting Out Nines
  • Nazis of the Third Reich
  • Hooked on Classics—the Movie
  • A Tempting Fate
  • Solid Gold Dancer Murders
  • Alpha Omega and Pinky
  • The Ominous Attic
  • A Filthy Masquerade
  • Rock n' Roll Golem
  • Festering Destiny
  • The Despot Removers
  • Calamari
  • The Arouser
  • (Steam Rises at) The Hup Swamp
  • Throb
  • Trolling Stone Sober
  • Whale of A Cop
  • Nocturnal Suspicions

1982

  • Sick Gloria's Transit
  • Sammy Davis junior high
  • Don't Pick at It
  • The Pagan Gladiators
  • Hello, Me!
  • Undercover Monk
  • The French Method
  • The Tender Gender-Bender's Agenda
  • Priaprism Diary
  • Undulations
  • The Dirty-Minded Dozen
  • Death Toll: Turnpike of Destruction
  • Laughing Till I Hurt You
  • Joan of Arkansas
  • Large Angry Antennae
  • Wallets an Groins
  • UFO Barbers
  • Aromarama
  • The Mummy Blushes

1983

  • Psycho Vet III: Assignment Grenada
  • I Say!
  • Right to Live, Left to Die
  • The Pulverizer
  • Feelin' Your First One
  • Madam Madman
  • Strong, Hard and Vietnamese
  • Muff
  • Two Humans
  • The Telltale Sheet
  • King Kong Christmas
  • Serrations
  • Forsaking No Others
  • Acupuncture Academy
  • Madam, I'm Adam
  • Pitbulls vs Piranhas [animated]
  • Which Way to the Money?
  • The Savage Rebel Savages
  • Heil, Titler!

1984

  • Christ for the Defense
  • Lottery of Doom
  • Shaft Canary
  • II Madam, I'm Adam II
  • The Man in the Iron Lung
  • Stop it, You
  • Cannibalistic Missiles
  • The Rupture
  • Hip-Hopocratic Oaths
  • AKA Dickweed
  • Jazzercide
  • Two Humans II: The Humid Humus
  • A Lick and a Promise
  • Fistula
  • A Single Shard of Mercy
  • Philosophy of Desire
  • Acupuncture Academy II: Pointy, Pointy, Pointy!
  • E, Teen
  • The Grounded Stewardesses
  • Sweet Sinews of Grief
  • You Killed My Partner, Now I Want Revenge
  • Cheerleader Camp Massacre

1985

  • The Grounded Stewardesses II: Snowed in at Lake Tahoe
  • Lower Education
  • Camisole man
  • Three Ho' Punchout
  • Street Value of Seduction
  • The Long Tongue of Memory
  • Abrupt Reclosure
  • Ablation!
  • Blackout (European title: Noir)
  • Big Burning Boat
  • The Terrorarium
  • In the Eyes of the Apes
  • Arrows and Quivers
  • Get Down, Moses
  • The Mini Computer Wore a Miniskirt

1986

  • Thong Monster
  • Akimbo Drumbeat
  • Teachers vs Students
  • Attack and Decay
  • Death's Black Beemer
  • Aboriginal Sins
  • The Vile Turn-On
  • Dear God, No!
  • Perpetration
  • The Phantasy Cult
  • Thicker Than Blood
  • This Constipated Earth
  • Heather, Tethered
  • Nude Cop
  • The Grounded Stewardesses III: Mechanical Failure in Rio
  • Ten Million Ways to Die
  • Dreams, Wet and Arid
  • Celebrate for the Hell of It

1987

  • K9 Bone Patrol
  • The Grammar of Longing
  • 1-900-TABOOO
  • Twelve Angry Men and a Baby
  • Eden for Hedonists
  • Requiem for a Babysitter
  • Lascivious Neighborhood
  • Strong, Hard and Hmong
  • Geographical Bachelors
  • The Grounded Stewardesses IV: Extended Layover in Miami
  • Large, Natural Laughs
  • To Hell in a Picnic Basket
  • Star Light and Coffee Black
  • Safeword Abductions
  • Trauma, Blunt Trauma
  • The French (They Are a Funny Race)
  • Planet Perverted

1988

  • The Heart is a Strong Muscle
  • Drive By Drive In
  • Elephant Walk
  • Searching for L'Ptotomaine
  • Love is the Right to Leave
  • I Do, Adieu
  • RoboHomo
  • Gladland
  • Splattered Plate of Urges
  • The Moon's White Torso
  • A Tube of Forgiveness
  • Rogue Mime, The Taoist Tattooist
  • A Grounded Stewardess Christmas
  • The Man With Two Things

1989

  • Dracula Lambada
  • B.F. DeeDee
  • I Smell London, I Smell France
  • Executrix
  • Temblor!
  • Insignificant Others
  • Sans-a Belt Slackers
  • The Electrocutioner
  • Unnecessary Roughage
  • Perchance to Nightmare
  • Dead Cat Bounce
  • Thai Food Mary

1990

  • Supermodel Carnival
  • The Decapitators
  • Psycho Vet IV: Panama
  • That's President Draft-Dodger to You!
  • The Temptation Game
  • Asphalt By Candlelight
  • The Violet Catastrophe
  • Squall!
  • Compassion Fatigues
  • Herm Aphrodite: God and Goddess of Love
  • Oh, Flagrat Fragrance! Oh, Pungent Unguent!
  • Tantric or Treat
  • The Uncensored History of Revealing Swimwear

1991

  • You're Only Worth on Bullet
  • The Ignoble Calculations of Mme. F. and Her Pimp
  • A Grounded Stewardess Reunion
  • Pomegranate An Extended Metaphor
  • Desert Psycho Vet
  • Hollywood's Private Personalized Plates
  • Aromatherapy Execution
  • My People are Naked
  • Song of the Pitiful
  • Vicissitudes of Wickedness
  • Fluff Pulp Babe
  • Supermodel Carnival II: Runaway Runways
  • Secrets the Mouth Won't Tell

1992

  • Metal of Generation X
  • Def 2 Da Noiz
  • Draft Doger Meets Psycho Vet
  • DOA Hole
  • Obsessionary Income
  • Thrill Collector
  • Requesting Network Attention
  • First lady Chatterly
  • Rap Riot
  • Supermodel Carnival III: Adam and Evil
  • The Whole Story of America

1993

  • Amateur Faces of Death
  • A Man, A Woman and a Deck of Cards
  • Psycho Vet Meets Hercules
  • Consortium and Loss
  • Duh 'n' Ruh
  • Two-handed Solitaire
  • Hot Squat
  • Uncle Sampire
  • Who Got the Soul Clap?

1994

  • Deep Bruise
  • Prickly Heat
  • The Sad Forehead in My Mirror
  • Large Bore Killers
  • Highest and Best Use

1995

  • Dessican Sky
  • The Spanking Machine

1996

  • Learn to Paint with Morty Fineman
  • Learn to Cook with Morty Fineman
  • Learn to Make Love with Morty Fineman

1997

  • Arivederci, Morty
  • Virtual Wife

1998

  • The Desert of Small Dreams
  • Tattoo II: Pierced By An Angel

2000

  • Ms. Kevorkian.

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