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Hollywood Boulevard (1976)

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  25 April 1976 (USA)
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In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.

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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Thriller

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$60,000 (estimated)
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This movie was shot on short ends. See more »

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Walter Paisley: You been in pictures?
Robby: Not recently. I don't do nudity.
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So Joe Dante started here...
2 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Anyone who knows Joe Dante's movies knows that he likes to portray weirdness and/or the underside of everything. "Hollywood Boulevard" is no exception. Candy Hope (Candace Rialson) is a young woman who comes out to Tinseltown looking for a job. Talent scout Walter Paisley (Dick Miller, who has appeared in every one of Dante's movies) gets her a role in an obscure B-movie, where some strange things start happening.

Maybe there's not much to this movie, but it's still quite interesting. Hollywood comes across as a sleazy, but not evil, domain. Among the co-stars are Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov (as the director and one of the other starlets), who are best known as the stars of "Eating Raoul" (they also appeared in the horror flick "Chopping Mall"...which starred Dick Miller as a janitor named Walter Paisley).

I don't really know what else to say about "Hollywood Boulevard", but I do recommend it, if only to cult fans.


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