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Hollywood Boulevard (1976)

 -  Comedy  -  25 April 1976 (USA)
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Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a ... See full summary »

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Mary McQueen
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Erich Von Leppe
George Wagner ...
Cameraman
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Scotty
Tara Strohmeier ...
Jill McBain
Richard Doran ...
P.G.
Candice Rialson ...
Candy Wednesday
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John Kramer ...
Duke Mantee
W.L. Luckey ...
Rico Bandello
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Patrick Hobby
Rita George ...
Bobbi Quackenbush
David Boyle ...
Obnoxious Kid
Glenn K. Shimada ...
Ubiqutious Filipino
Joseph McBride ...
Drive-In Rapist
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Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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The street where starlets are made! See more »

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25 April 1976 (USA)  »

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The plot was inspired by the film The Death Kiss (1932), which directors Joe Dante and Allan Arkush happened to catch on television one night. See more »

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Obnoxious Kid: Can I have your autograph?
Bobbi Quackenbush: Sure, kid. What's your name?
Obnoxious Kid: David.
Bobbi Quackenbush: OK, David.
[signs paper and hands it to the kid]
Bobbi Quackenbush: There you go.
Obnoxious Kid: Here's what I think of the Avengers!
[tears up autograph, kicks Bobbi in the shin, and leaves]
Bobbi Quackenbush: I could sure dig meeting a better class of people.
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Brilliant parody of 70s B movies.
24 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovely Candice Rialson, stars as aspiring actress, Candy Hope. Candy arrives in Hollywood, fresh from the Midwest. Candy is another naive starlet wanna-be, who is determined to carve out an acting career in Hollywood. She gets her wish, and signs a contract with Miracle Pictures. They're a dubious outfit, that churns out sleazy tits-and-ass flicks.

Candice finds herself cast in these low-grade films at Miracle, along with other voluptuous, budding young actresses. Veteran actress for Miracle, Mary McQueen, is a ferocious prima donna. And she doesn't take kindly, to competition from Candy and the other actresses working for Miracle.

Suddenly, several of the actresses at Miracle, start getting murdered, one-by-one. Meanwhile Candy, disgusted by the cavalier attitude of the head honchos at Miracle about the killings, wants to give-up stardom altogether. But Candy also finds her own life in danger, and gets embroiled in finding the culprit, responsible for slaying the other actresses.

Much like the film Airplane was a spoof of all those 70s airport movies, Hollywood Boulevard works brilliantly, as a parody of 70s B movies. Candice Rialson, herself a 70s B movie actress, was perfectly cast for the role of Candy Hope. Who could do better at playing a sexy B movie starlet, than Candice. In the role of Candy Hope, Candice was essentially playing herself. The gorgeous, statuesque B movie legend, Mary Woronov, gave a stellar performance as the villainous Mary McQueen.

This film is a real treat, for fans of both Candice Rialson, and Mary Woronov. These two actresses outshine their costars, from beginning to end, in this film. This movie is a fast-paced, satirical stab at the B movie industry, and the sexploitation films that were the meat and potatoes of it. This film isn't meant to be taken seriously. It's a fun romp, and recommended for 70s B movie fans.


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