Windy City Heat
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- Audio/video commentary by Perry Karavello
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- Classic Big Three Moments: footage from 1992-present
- Deleted and extended scenes
Top Customer Reviews
The real movie does not exist, yet in his commentary (done two years later), Perry talks about 'getting the role' genuinely as if it was all for real. Though he does also make reference to it being like a reality show, he still thinks most of the situations were for real (BTW, you have to check out Burt Ward's appearance in the commentary).
At least I don't have to feel bad for Perry about what they did to him. Hell, they gave him a wonderful ride. In an extra, we see him watch the film with Mole and Barris (this film, not the 'real' one), and he has a glimmer in his eye every time he his honored (i.e. 'getting the role' and being given an award by the 'President of Show Business'--in fact, he gets choked up seeing the 'President's' award in the commentary).
Knowing him so well for so long, I believe Don and 'Mole' knew what they could get away with without Perry either catching on or being crushed in the end. Which is apparantly ANYTHING.
He does seem to get a few things ('Roman Polanski,' Charlton Heston being fake, some of the pranks they played on him), but his thought to this day is that it was overall mostly genuine.
I am just glad to see that at the end of the commentary he feels his dreams were fulfilled. And Perry, if you are reading this: they were, my friend, they were...
For those who think the movie was staged, I have first hand proof of the star's gullibility. I e-mailed him through Myspace and offered him $5000 to host the opening of my new night club (I don't own a night club). He called me about 10 minutes later and left me a lengthy voicemail explaining how happy he would be to do it because he "needs a good gig."
Now the question of whether this is 'real' or a [...] has come up, and frankly here's my thoughts on it: it's real, or at least, most of it is. If anyone is doubtful of this, they need but to watch the extra features on the DVD. Perry Caravello, the real-life 'actor' and the film's focal point for mockery, is indeed a real person. In 'Windy City Heat', he plays the role of himself, to us, the audience; to his deluded mind, he plays the role of 'Stone Fury', the star of a Hollywood action film in the making. Questions inevitably arise because, naturally, anyone with half a brain watches with utmost skepticism. Surely nobody in Caravello's position could be so ignorant of the events that take place? But, yes, somebody could -- Caravello himself. The story, as one becomes familiar with through the extra features, goes a bit like this:
The two guys who play Caravello's sidekicks in 'Windy City Heat' (the absurd, fake film) -- Tony Barbieri as "Mole" and Don Barris as "Big Lou" -- have actually been screwing around with him for like, a decade. This becomes apparent as one views the extra footage on the dvd, which demonstrates short clips of Barbieri and Barris harassing Caravello, all the way back to 1996. And it's not staged... completely real. Barbieri and Barris -- who I might add are ...awesome...Read more ›
Perry stars as Stone Fury in the production of "Windy City Heat," and he thinks it's going to be huge. In fact, he mentions the Oscar's and thinks he beat out Brad Pitt, Schwarzenegger, and Harrison Ford for the role. He thinks the role of Stone Fury was made for him, and he's in full-on prima-donna mode, screaming at everyone on set and comparing himself to Steven Seagal, Robert De Niro, and Jackie Chan.
Too bad it's all an intricate prank devised by his "friends," the actual movie is the biggest piece of garbage ever made, and all the acting is similar to three goons in The Spirit. Except those guys acted brain-dead on purpose.
He's constantly getting dissed, nobody shakes his hand, and nothing goes his way. It's completely hilarious how he thinks he's a megastar upon his first day on set, yet everyone involved treats him like garbage. The set assistants put him in a raggedy trailer. The costume design people mistakenly dress him in The merchandising people make his doll look morbidly obese. The director has Perry thrown in a dumpster filled with manure. The abuse this guy mindlessly takes is brilliant, and he deserves every bit of it. He's possibly the most ignorant, jingoistic, racist, xenophobic moron in Hollywood (and that's saying something considering the city).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome and amazing movie. You've GOT to watch the extra features as well. My sister was feeling sorry for Perry until she saw what a tool he is in the extra features.Published 3 months ago by Grendl X.
A movie that has no real script because the lead character has no idea he is in the movie is amazingly well done. Funny and yet tells a story is brilliant!Published 3 months ago by Raymond Beltran Sr.
Great movie. I loved the quality of the DVD. The two day shipping for Amazon Prime is amazing.Published 12 months ago by Jon S
This is quite possibly the greatest comedy film I have ever seen. I watched it three nights in a row with different people and still laughed as if I was watching it for the first... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tarik Meziab
This is honestly one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Perry is clearly a little off as his friends constantly goof on him with his delusions of grandeur. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shaft