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Swimming with Sharks (1994)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  21 March 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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Storyline

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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In Hollywood all his dreams could come true... But first he has to make coffee. See more »


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

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21 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Swimming with Sharks  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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$376,928 (USA)
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Trivia

The oft-referenced Foster Kane is an obvious reference to Citizen Kane (1941). See more »

Goofs

When Guy and Dawn are in the launderette, Dawn's collar alternates between being up and down. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: You're happy. I hate that!
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COPE
Written by Paul Brouwer, David Gibbs, Steve Hurley, Phil Hurley
Performed by Gigolo Aunts
Published by Songs of Polygram Int'l, Inc. and Mean Medve
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Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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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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