The Beaver Trilogy

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Release Date: January 19, 2001 (limited)


While working as a news cameraman in 1979, Trent Harris was accosted in a Salt Lake City parking lot by a fellow named Groovin' Gary.

The hammy, self-proclaimed "Rich Little of Beaver, Utah" offered up a slew of impersonations for Harris's bewildered camera, but the real gem came weeks later at a Beaver High School talent show when Gary donned a platinum wig and black leather pants and revealed himself to be none other than - Olivia Newton-John. As if Harris' documentary wasn't absurd enough on its own, over the next few years he filmed fictional supplements to remakes of the original, with a Spiccoli-era Sean Penn portraying 'Groovin' Larry' in Beaver Kid 2 and a young, already eccentric Crispin Glover as the protagonist in 1984 as The Orkly Kid.

Only in recent years have the three films been touring as a whole, and the effect is astounding. Also starring Stefan Arngrim (Class of 1984), and the vastly underrated 80s fixture Elizabeth (E.G.) Daily.

Writer(s): Trent Harris

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