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Swimming with Sharks (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  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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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 April 1995 (USA)  »

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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 Guy is recalling his favorite movie memories on his first date with Dawn, he recalls the summer of 1988, in which he saw Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Then again, Gabe Kaplan was not in The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh as Guy says he was, so it's clear that his memory isn't all that he claims. He was probably thinking of Fast Break in which Kaplan played a basketball coach. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: I told you, it's gotta be loud loud loud! The audience should feel their balls tremble, their ears should bleed!
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HALF A LIFE
Written by Richard Butler & Tim Butler
Performed by Love Spit Love
Published by Mother-Son, Inc. / Irving Music, Inc. (BMI) /
Fullsafe Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of the Imago Recording Co.
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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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