An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?
When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy ... See full summary »
This film is made up of three segments that share no plot but have a general thematic relationship. In the first segment, Virginia and her three children are left by her shiftless husband ... See full summary »
Nick Chapman graduates from film school, and his short film wins a special prize. This gives him a high enough profile that he can get Hollywood to back the film he has long dreamed of making. Studio exec Allen Habel is interested. But Nick soon is seduced by Hollywood and makes one concession after another until his original movie is lost altogether. Worse, Nick is lost, too, turning on girlfriend Susan and old buddy Emmet. Will he come to his sense before everything is lost? Written by
During filming they rented a luxury house for three days to shoot in, not knowing that actor Charles Bronson had just purchased a home across the street. Before the three days were up the crew had managed to kill Bronson's cat by accident. The story is related in the book "I Killed Charles Bronson's Cat", written by the movies location manager Barry Gremillion. See more »
A pointed piece of equipment moves up and out of frame as Lydia is talking to Nick in her apartment. See more »
We're doing a picture in London right now and everyone is just freaking out.
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This is an under-rated late 80's film that captures the changing entertainment scene of that decade, with much humor and irony.
While the usual "Hollywood is phony" theme exists here, that story is always interesting, and it really scores when it reminds us of how success can be gained and lost quickly.
Martin Short is the uncredited star here, with several hilarious scenes. All in all, a nice movie about movies, with some special surprise locations for movie buffs!
The late J.T. Walsh offers a subtle performance here, with one of my favorite lines...Bacon: "I'm from Ohio", with Walsh's comeback, "my first wife is from Illinois", as in everything outside of LA is one place. Perfect deadpan humor.
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