Chairman of the Board (film)

Chairman of the Board (film)
Chairman of the Board
Directed by Alex Zamm
Produced by Rupert Harvey
Peter M. Lenkov
Screenplay by Al Septien
Turi Meyer
Alex Zamm
Story by Al Septien
Turi Meyer
Starring Carrot Top
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Larry Miller
Raquel Welch
Mystro Clark
Jack Plotnick
Jack Warden
Estelle Harris
M. Emmet Walsh
Glenn Shadix
Taylor Negron
Music by Chris Hajian
Cinematography David Lewis
Editing by Jimmy Hill
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date(s) March 13, 1998
Running time 95 minutes
Language English
Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Box office $1,987,564 (USA)

Chairman of the Board is a 1998 movie starring Courtney Thorne-Smith and Carrot Top in which a surfer/inventor (Carrot Top) inherits and runs a billionaire's company. It was poorly received by critics and moviegoers alike.



Edison (Carrot Top) is a poor, failed inventor and surf bum, but soon runs into and befriends wealthy business magnate Armand McMillan (Jack Warden). When Armand passes away shortly thereafter, he leaves Edison the majority of shares in his large invention corporation, and leaves his jealous nephew, his only living relative, Bradford (Larry Miller) only a surfboard. Bradford attempts to derail Edison's success by stealing his formula for glow in the dark, which had not previously existed in the reality of this movie, and sharing it with a consumer who covers himself in it and alleges that Edison's prize invention—a portable TV/TV dinner combo—leaks radiation. When Edison reveals to all that radiation causes sickness and death—but not a literal glowing—and that he had invented the formula for glow in the dark, the company is saved and Edison appoints beau Natalie Stockwell (Courtney Thorne-Smith) to run the company.


Chairman of the Board has received negative reviews, currently holding a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 14%.

Carrot Top was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst New Star.
Raquel Welch was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress.

Comedian and former Mystery Science Theater 3000 host Michael J. Nelson named the film the fifth worst comedy ever made.[1]


  1. ^ Nelson, Michael J. "Inoperable Humor: The 5 Worst Comedies of All Time". Cracked. Retrieved 2007-03-26. 

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