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Swimming with Sharks (1994)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  21 April 1995 (USA)
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A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

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A young Hollywood executive becomes the assistant to a big time movie producer who is the worst boss imaginable: abusive, abrasive and cruel. But soon things turn around when the young executive kidnaps his boss and visits all the cruelties back on him. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Rated R for some scenes of psychological/physical torture and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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$376,928 (USA)
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Guy's three cronies, Manny, Moe and Jack, are named after the Pep Boys (national automotive supplies chain). See more »

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When Buddy talks to Guy about producing Dawn's movie, the script has "Foster Kane" written on the front in big letters. But earlier in the scene, when Buddy is carrying the script into his office, there's nothing written on the front of the script. See more »

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Buddy: And now try to follow me, because I'm gonna be moving in a kind of circular motion, so if you pay attention, there will be a point!
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GRAVITY
Written by Kim Salmon
Performed by Kim Salmon & The Surrealists
Published by Polygram Music Publishing PTY. Ltd. (APRA)
Courtesy of Redeye Records /Polydor Australia
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Spacey great as always
11 November 1998 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Kevin Spacey, perhaps the finest actor on the planet, is brilliant as usual in his hilarious turn as Buddy Ackerman, one of the nastiest characters that you'll ever see anywhere on film. Sure, the whole cast is great, but it is Spacey who really shines, and he is the reason that this film works so well. Watch this movie if you want to laugh your head off, or if you simply want to see a legend in the making at the top of his game, yet again.


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