Willard Fillmore (Norm MacDonald) has been the butler, housekeeper, gardener, and chauffeur for the wealthy, shrewish Miss Crock for fifteen years. When she refuses to buy him a new uniform, he decides he's finally had enough of her shrill, demanding ways, and with the help of his best friend Rusty (Dave Chappelle), they hit on a foolproof scheme: kidnap Miss Crock's beloved dog Muffin and ransom it for one million dollars. When this plan fails the two look for other ways to get away with Miss Crock's money, resulting in an encounter with stun-gun wielding grade schoolers, frustrated detectives, and a bizarre mortician by the name of Grover Cleaver (Danny DeVito) who is obsessed with Hawaii Five-O. Codirectors Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (screenwriters of ED WOOD and MAN ON THE MOON) make their directorial debut and pay homage to the great screwball comedy classics of the past with this frenetic, wildly goofy farce.
Theatrical release: May 12, 2000.
Filmed on location in Vancouver, Canada.
SCREWED is the directorial debut of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriters of such films as PROBLEM CHILD, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, and MAN ON THE MOON.
Working titles considered for this film include "Ballbusted," "Foolproof," and "Pittsburgh."
A brief clip from the Ed Wood film GLEN OR GLENDA is visible on TV. Directors Alexander and Karaszewski served as screenwriters for the film ED WOOD.