Hail Caesar (1994)

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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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11 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Ave Cesar  »

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When Julius goes to spray the workers with the fire extinguisher, he fires one that sprays smoke. In the next scene when he enters the office, he is covered in foam that obviously didn't come from the same extinguisher. See more »

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A real mess!
27 March 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Hail Caesar" was actor Anthony Michael Hall's debut as a director. With the exception of an episode of the television show "The Dead Zone", he has not directed anything since. Seeing this movie, the reason for this is pretty obvious. To be fair, he was working with a pretty low budget, which is pretty evident throughout. For example, in several scenes with two people talking, he never shows a shot of the two characters in the same shot - he just shot each actor alone, and edited both sets of footage together. But the problems of "Hail Caesar" go beyond the low budget. All of the characters in the movie are annoying and obnoxious, and the movie doesn't know whether to be a satire of the music business or a goofy comedy about a youth trying to win over the father of his girlfriend. If you are thinking of giving this movie a try because of its cast, a word of warning: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., and Judd Nelson each just have a few minutes of screen time. Thumbs down for this Roman emperor!

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