Lee Tergesen plays a character named Doughnut in a couple of very
He works behind the counter at a coffee shop. His role is to
serve doughnuts to a corny, hard-boiled police
detective. The price is part of their routine: "On the house, deeetective."
Lee also shows up in the final scene as an audience member at a very
The movie is a satire of the movie industry and is peppered with
"cameos" like Lee's. Other brief appearances are by
Kristin Rohde, who would wind up in "Oz" as Officer Claire
Howell, and Tanya Lewis, Lee's then-wife. The biggest-name cameo is
by Dana Carvey -- Garth from "Wayne's World."
That's significant because "The Shot" was directed,
produced and written by Dan Bell, who played Neil -- Lee's
long-haired, headbanging cohort -- in the "Wayne's World"
Bell also was one of the two lead actors in this film, which
he loosely adapted from his 1989 play of the same name. The movie
was made in 14 days for a budget of less than $40,000.
It's a spoof in which two desperate actors, Dern Reel (Bell)
and Patrick St. Patrick (Michael Rivkin) steal the work print of
"Burnt Sienna Sunset," the latest production of an action director named David
Egoman. A murder mystery and much silliness ensues.