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WRONG COPS will have you laughing, flinching during its weeklong run at Vintage Park

WRONG COPS is easily the most accessible film from Quentin Duprieux, the director of RUBBER and WRONG.

WRONG COPS will have you laughing, flinching during its weeklong run at Vintage Park

WRONG COPS is easily the most accessible film from Quentin Dupieux, director of films such as RUBBER, about a sentient tire with the power to explode people’s heads with its mind, and WRONG, a surreal journey through Los Angeles from the point of view of a man searching for his lost canine companion. It’s the mark of a director with a singular vision, though, when his most accessible film features a winding, episodic plot featuring drug dealing cops, buried treasure, gay pornography and a one-eyed monster in search of a musical career.

Duprieux’s WRONG COPS is a delightfully weird menagerie of freaks, sickos, misanthropes and perverts. A spin-off, of sorts, from Dupieux’s WRONG, WRONG COPS stars Mark Burnham as the absolute last cop you’d ever hope to encounter. Perpetually high, half-naked and yelling, Burnham’s Duke wanders Los Angeles selling pot – the drug stuffed in the dead carcasses of rats (“It’s less conspicuous that way!”).

The film’s ensemble cast includes Eric Judor (WRONG) as a one-eyed, deformed cop who dreams of having his music find an audience, Marilyn Manson as a wimpy teenager harassed after being suspected of being a prostitute, Steve Little (“Eastbound and Down”) as a cop who finds his family at risk after his co-workers discover his past as a gay porno star and Eric Wareheim (“Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) and Arden Myrin (“madTV”) as police partners who spend their day sexually harassing innocent bystanders.

A raunchier, nastier version of “Reno 911,” WRONG COPS was developed episodically, with Dupieux filming and screening each segment one at a time while he raised money. The result is akin to spending an hour and a half cruising Funny or Die. The movie is a strange, hilarious trip and it is up to the audience to keep up with the film as it cruises along at its own pace. You’ll come to moments where you won’t know whether to laugh or flinch but I guarantee that the result will be a unique experience all the same.

Don’t miss WRONG COPS during its weeklong engagement at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Vintage Park. Miss Dupieux’s companion film WRONG? The movie is available to purchase from Drafthouse Films at the Vintage Park box office. You don’t need to have seen WRONG to enjoy WRONG COPS but if you enjoy one, you won’t want to miss the other.

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