The Naked Man (film)

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The Naked Man
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJ. Todd Anderson
Produced byBen Barenholtz
Robert Graf
Written byJ. Todd Anderson
Ethan Coen
StarringMichael Rapaport
Michael Jeter
Rachael Leigh Cook
Arija Bareikis
Music byEdward Bilous
CinematographyJeff Barklage
Edited byMark Cretcher
Distributed byNaked Man Productions
Release date
  • August 1998 (1998-08)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Naked Man is a 1998 comedy film, produced by Naked Man Productions, directed by J. Todd Anderson and co-written by Anderson and Ethan Coen.[1]


Dr. Edward Blis, Jr, a chiropractor by day, moonlights as a professional wrestler at night. His wrestling name is the Naked Man and he wears a naked body suit when wrestling. After his parents are killed by Sticks Varona, a cripple with crutches which double as machine guns, and an Elvis Presley impersonator, he loses his sanity. He adopts the persona of his wrestling character and goes on a rampage of revenge.



An official soundtrack for the movie was never released, but the film featured a score composed by Edward Bilous. And several songs written by Anderson and Coen, such as "Baby I Need Your Number" performed by Danny Wilde of The Rembrandts "I Do" performed by Debbie Gibson and "Expelled" performed by Delbert McClinton.[2]


  1. ^ "The Naked Man (1998)". Videohounds Movie Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ Olson, Catherine Applefeld (Aug 29, 1998). "Soundtrack and Film Score News" (Vol. 110, No. 35). Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Billboard.

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