Well, la Dee Frickin’ Da! The Hilarious, Touching Story of a Comedy Legend is Explored in The Movie Network Original Documentary I AM CHRIS FARLEY, Premiering September 7
– Documentary features interviews with former co-stars, colleagues, and family members –
“If you’re a fan of Farley, this one is going to be tough to watch without shedding a tear or two.” – Ethan Anderton, /Film
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Chris Farley as Matt Foley
TORONTO (August 11, 2015) – From his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, through his work at the legendary Second City, to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and in hit movies like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep, I AM CHRIS FARLEY tells the story of one of the most beloved comedy stars in history. Featuring insights and memories from co-stars, colleagues, and family members, the original documentary from The Movie Network premieres Monday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to the premiere, The Movie Network presents special airings of Black Sheep at 5:50 p.m. ET, and Tommy Boy at 7:20 p.m.
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I AM CHRIS FARLEY showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and sketches from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots to round out the story of the comedy legend, who was known as a bear with a sense of remarkable grace and physicality. Clips from Farley’s most memorable performances fill the documentary, from his hilarious Chippendales audition alongside Patrick Swayze, to his comically ill-fated salesman in Tommy Boy, to his diatribes as motivational speaker Matt Foley on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
The documentary features interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack, and Fred Wolf, alongside family members like brothers Kevin, Tom Jr., and Johnny, and sister Barbara.
I AM CHRIS FARLEY is a production from Network Entertainment, Thunderbird Films, and Spike TV, in association with The Movie Network and Movie Central. Directors are Derik Murray and Brent Hodge (A Brony Tale). Producer is Murray and executive producers are Paul Gertz, Kent Wingerak, and Robert Pirooz. Murray, Gertz, Wingerak, and Pirooz all collaborated on previous TMN original documentaries such as I AM EVEL KNIEVEL and I AM STEVE MCQUEEN. For Bell Media, production executive is Kara Haflidson. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President – CTV, Sports and Entertainment Programming.
In Eastern Canada, the documentary will be available on TMN GO and The Movie Network OnDemand.
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