Death to Smoochy (2002)

Director
Danny DeVito

Main cast
Robin Williams; Catherine Keener; Edward Norton; Danny DeVito; Jon Stewart

Genres
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Description
Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive - Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.


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