CORKY ROMANO: Over the years, television's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has been the playground and jumping-off point for an impressive number of comic superstars who nimbly made the transition from television to the big screen, including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Steve Martin. Recently, that tradition has continued with the rising careers of funny men and women like Adam Sandler, Mike Meyers, David Spade, and Molly Shannon. Chris Kattan is the newest SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE veteran to make the leap to film in this delirious screwball comedy. Kattan stars as Corky Romano, a goofy misfit born into a powerful crime family who is rejected for being too normal and haplessly continues his life as a gentle veterinarian. One day Corky is shocked to receive a phone call from Pops (Peter Falk), his estranged Godfather-like father who is being indicted by a grand jury. It seems Corky is his father's last hope: he has hatched a plan to send his bumbling son undercover into the F.B.I. where he will be able to steal all evidence of his family's misdeeds. The only problem is that Corky's resume is desperately inflated by his intellectually challenged brothers (Chris Penn and Peter Berg) and the F.B.I. not only accepts him, they believe that he is speaks five languages and is a Harvard-educated super-agent. Suddenly Kattan is forced to live up to his super-agent status, hunting down powerful drug lords and engaging in top-secret missions while he scrambles to find and destroy the evidence against his father. Kattan is a master of physical comedy, goofing his way into the hearts of his coworkers whom he miraculously impresses in this antic-filled Jerry Lewis-like performance.
DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGOLO: Rob Schneider is Deuce Bigalow, a bumbling fish-tank cleaner. When Antoine, a successful gigolo with a sick fish, has to leave the country for a few weeks, he offers Deuce the opportunity to house-sit for him. Predictably, Deuce manages to trash the place and must enlist the aid of pimp TJ (Eddie Griffin) to help him pay for the damages. TJ turns him, in a series of absurd preparations, into a prostitute. The subsequent encounters with self-conscious females provide the film with its biggest laughs and its eventual moral: enable a woman to feel confident about herself, and she will learn to love you no matter what you look like.