Hail Caesar (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  11 May 1994 (USA)
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Caesar is a would-be rock star. But for now, he works at a pencil eraser factory. Soon he falls in love with the owner's daughter. In order to get her, he bets with the old man that he can ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Caesar McMurty
Buffer Bidwell
Leslie Danon ...
Kane Picoy ...
Phillip B. Fahey ...
Pete Dewitt
Selma Koster ...
Miss Poydras
Squash Pro
Prisoner One
Jaime Cardriche ...
Prisoner Two
Bari K. Willerford ...
Prisoner Three


Caesar is a would-be rock star. But for now, he works at a pencil eraser factory. Soon he falls in love with the owner's daughter. In order to get her, he bets with the old man that he can make a hundred thousand dollars in six months. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Rated PG for moments of mild language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »




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Ave Cesar  »

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The drummer of the band Hail Caesar is obviously not really playing drums. See more »

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During the credits, we see Anthony Micahel Hall performing his song "Love Is" See more »


References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Worst movie I've seen in years...
30 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen some bad movies in my life, but this is the worst in years. With the exception of Robert Downey Jr's 6 minutes (at 50 minutes into the movie) or Judd Nelson's 4 minutes (at 80 minutes in), there is nothing redemptive. Samuel L. Jackson must have been paying a bad debt, ant obviously Downey was being generous. Leslie Dannon as the love interest is reasonably hot (especially in the end), but her acting skills run the gamut of a to b. Downey's talent is so clear in the scene and a half that he is in, that he is without equal talent wise in this film.

For a brief time in the mid 80s, i thought that Hall had some talent, but I have been healed of this mistaken belief now. How he got the freedom and financing to direct, produce, and star in a movie, when Judd Nelson's career disappeared, is beyond me. In my humble opinion, Hall is not a pimple on Nelson's hind end (to paraphrase Joe Seneca in Crossroads). Furthermore, it is hard to take anyone seriously who appears to have made a serious effort at looking like Corey Haim.

In addition, the production values suck. The editing sucks. There are noticeable jumps in movement (as if it were stop motion photography) during the Downey Jr scene.

I might add in conclusion that it i would rather pass a kidney stone than listen to another song by Hall.

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