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Nickelodeon (1976)

This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a... See full summary »

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Mathew Anden ...
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This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a writer for him - the start of a sensational career. Soon he's promoted to a director and shoots one silent movie after the other in the tiny desert village Cacamonga with a small crew of actors. But the competition is hard: the patent agency sends out Buck Greenway to sabotage them. When they visit L.A., his crew is surprised by a new species: fans! Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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21 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Aquella locura del cine  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Peter Bogdanovich wanted Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, John Ritter and Orson Welles for the lead roles. See more »

Quotes

Leo Harrigan: Frank, to be quite frank, I don't know how to do it.
Franklin Frank: Do what?
Leo Harrigan: Direct.
Franklin Frank: You don't?
Leo Harrigan: No.
Franklin Frank: Gee.
Leo Harrigan: Don't just say "gee", I'm a nervous wreck.
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Referenced in Modern Romance (1981) See more »

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Daisy Bell
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Dacre
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arranged by Paul T. Smith
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Big 70's flop is not nearly as bad as its reputation
2 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This expensive 70's flop is not nearly as bad as its reputation indicates. Leonard Maltin's review is pretty accurate. And it's got some fine performances by a good cast which includes- Ryan O'neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O neal, John Ritter, Stella Stevens and (especially) Brian Keith. Two highlights- Tatum's negotiating and Brian Keith's speech at the end. It's got some dull stretches and the slapstick gets wearying,overall not bad.


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