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->''Mr. Campbell makes soup. [[TitleDrop My name is Bruce.]]''

The quaint little town of Gold Lick, Oregon [[TownWithADarkSecret has a problem.]] After a group of horny teenagers trying to get laid in a cemetery accidentally let an ancient Chinese spirit of war [[OddJobGods and bean curd]] loose upon their homes, Gold Lick's small population (339) gets a little smaller every day. Thus, a local Bruce Campbell fan named Jeff decides to do the logical thing: recruit [[Creator/BruceCampbell the man himself,]] presently shooting his latest film masterpiece, ''[[TheresNoBInMovie Cave Alien 2]]'', to fight the demon off.

Sadly for him, [[NiceCharacterMeanActor Bruce is hardly the fearless action hero Jeff remembers from]] ''Franchise/EvilDead''; he's a narcissistic, nervous wreck with a failing career and love life who spends his evenings drunk-dialing his ex-wife. Unaware of the danger at hand, believing instead that he's performing in a top secret movie project, Bruce meanders through Gold Lick, arming himself to the teeth in preparation for his confrontation with the demon Guan-Di. Little does he realize, of course, that [[HilarityEnsues shit is about to get way too real.]]

Just another ordinary day in the life of a hero.

There's a sequel on its way, titled ''My Name is Still Bruce: Bruce vs. Frankenstein''. [[ActorAllusion Groovy.]]

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!!This film contains examples of:

* ActingForTwo: Ted Raimi plays three roles.
* AdamWesting: Creator/BruceCampbell plays himself as a drunk, surly, borderline broke B-actor living in a trailer.
* AlmostKiss: Mercilessy played with Bruce and Kelly.
-->'''Bruce''': For the love of ''God'' man! I can smell her ''chapstick!''
* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: "Guan-di will be unreashed!"
* AwesomeButImpractical: "You know Jeff, I've gotten a lot of use out of [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]] over the years. Killed a lot a zombies, saved a lot of lives, but at the end of the day when push comes to shove... they're just too damn heavy."
* GenreSavvy: Jeff, except his choice of heroes turns out not to translate well into real life. Bruce later plays the trope straight when he finally snaps into hero mode.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Bruce gets these when thinking about returning to Gold Lick.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Bruce is a horrible shot, yet when trying to aim for Guan Di he ends up accidentally shooting and killing more townspeople.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bruce Campbell himself. In his Q&A screenings, he went out of his way to state that this is a highly fictionalized version of himself.
* LargeHam: Bruce is like this in person as well as on the screen.
* MagnificentBastard: [[InvokedTrope Invoked by name]] by Bruce after Jeff mentions Bruce's agent, Miles.
* OddJobGods: [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Guan]]-[[DynastyWarriors Di]], the Chinese spirit of war... and ''bean curd.''
* RunningGag: Move the hand.
* ShoutOut:
** Several of Bruce's movies get mentioned frequently. Mostly Film/BubbaHoTep and his films with Creator/SamRaimi.
** The brand name of the liquor that Bruce drinks is "Shemp." The Creator/SamRaimi films in which Bruce stars coined the term FakeShemp.
** Jeff drives an Olds Delta 88, a beige one, natch. This car is a trademark car of Creator/SamRaimi films.
* StockScream: The famous "Wilhelm Scream" was used when Bruce accidentally shot a little kid's father.
* TheresNoBInMovie: All of Bruce's films.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Gold Lick
* VillainSong: Guan-Di Is His Name
* WeaksauceWeakness: Guan-Di cannot hurt anyone who eats bean curd, or allow any bean curd to come to harm.
* YourCheatingHeart[=/=]AnythingThatMoves
-->'''Bruce''': Why did we ever break up?
-->'''Cheryl''': You slept with the dog sitter.
-->'''Bruce''': One lousy mistake!
-->'''Cheryl''': ''All'' of them.
-->'''Bruce''': Twelve lousy mistakes!
* YourSecretsSafeWithMeSuperman
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