Dummy is a 2002 comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Pritikin. It stars Adrien Brody, Milla Jovovich, Illeana Douglas, Vera Farmiga and Jared Harris. It was released to home media by Lionsgate Home Entertainment on February 17, 2004.
Steven Schoichet is a recently unemployed ne’er-do-well who has difficulty expressing himself. Steven finds he has a knack for ventriloquism. Steven’s best friend is Fangora “Fanny” Gurkel, an aspiring punk rock singer who, along with Steven, is just looking for her niche. Eventually, Fanny takes a shine to klezmer music when she learns of an opportunity to get an actual gig. Through his newfound talent, Steven discovers that he is able to overcome his social problems through his dummy and decides to try impressing and winning the heart of Lorena Fanchetti.
Adrien Brody as Steven Schoichet
Milla Jovovich as Fangora “Fanny” Gurkel
Illeana Douglas as Heidi Schoichet
Vera Farmiga as Lorena Fanchetti
Jessica Walter as Fern Schoichet
Ron Leibman as Lou Schoichet
Jared Harris as Michael Foulicker
Helen Hanft as Mrs. Gurkel
Lawrence Leritz as The Groom
Poppi Kramer as The Bride
Mirabella Pisani as Bonnie
Natalia Paruz as musical saw player
Alan Semok as Professor Parlepancia/Ventriloquism teacher