Johnny Depp is Donald Trump in Funny or Die 80's TV Movie Spoof

Johnny Depp is Donald Trump in Funny or Die 80's TV Movie Spoof

By Tim McMahon Feb 10, 2016 07:21 PM
Photo Credit: Funny or Die

The website Funny or Die has produced countless comedic gems since its inception in 2007 (the short film ‘The Landlord’ and the web series Between Two Ferns and Drunk History among them) but it may have just produced its masterpiece.

Business mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump gets lampooned in a 50-minute mock 1980’s TV movie called Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie. Johnny Depp portrays Trump, who portrays himself in the fake film and plays up the typical Trump stereotypes (egotistical, rude, racist, bad hair).

Not that the story is important, but The Art of the Deal (set in 1986) is “Trump’s” adaptation of his bestselling book of the same name and sees the businessman describe his secret to success to a small child while simultaneously attempting to buy the Taj Mahal casino from game show creator Merv Griffin (Patton Oswalt). Ron Howard introduces the picture which is stock full of 80’s nostalgia (including cameos from Alf and Christopher Lloyd as his Back to the Future character Doc Brown as well as an 80’s era theme song from Kenny Loggins). An Opening credit sequence continuously scrolls Trump’s name and boasts him as the star, writer, editor and director.

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Although set 30 years ago, the movie continually foreshadows Trump’s controversial presidential candidacy.

Darrell Hammond, Jimmy Fallon, and the late great Phil Hartman have famously spoofed Trump over the years, and Depp is every bit in their class. His performance is especially impressive given the fact that he worked a mere four days on the project.

Jack McBrayer, Michaela Watkins, Alfred Molina, Robert Morse, Stephen Merchant, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Room's Jacob Tremblay also star.

If you don’t have 50 minutes the FOD team broke the film into numerous clips including a trailer.

(WARNING: the film is NSFW)



Tags: Johnny Depp, Patton Oswalt, Michaela Watkins, Alfred Molina, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Jacob Tremblay
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