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Hail Caesar (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 11 May 1994 (USA)
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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Julius Caesar McMurty
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Buffer Bidwell
Leslie Danon ...
Annie
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Bidwell
Kane Picoy ...
Remora
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Mailman
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Wlad
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Jerry
Phillip B. Fahey ...
Dave
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Pete Dewitt
Selma Koster ...
Miss Poydras
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Squash Pro
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Prisoner One
Jaime Cardriche ...
Prisoner Two
Bari K. Willerford ...
Prisoner Three
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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 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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This marks as the first encounter between Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Downey, Jr. They would later appear in several movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See more »

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Julius, covered in foam from the fire extinguisher, messes up his hair causing it stick up. We cut away, then back, and his hair is flat again. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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What U Feel
Composed and performed by Anthony Michael Hall
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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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