Cannes Man (2011)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 January 2011 (USA)
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The Cannes Film Festival. It's where deals get made, producers get laid, and stars get paid. It's where all the movie industry meets to buy and sell all the movies on the planet. And it's ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hockley ...
Agent on Phone
Frank 'Rhino' Rhinoslavsky
Rebecca Lerner
Himself - Troma Chief
Studio Exec
Duncan Clark ...
Duquesne Cameron
Gary W. Goldstein ...
Sy Lerner
Therese Kablan ...
Jim Stark ...
Betting Producer
Alex Ben Block ...
Hollywood Reporter


The Cannes Film Festival. It's where deals get made, producers get laid, and stars get paid. It's where all the movie industry meets to buy and sell all the movies on the planet. And it's where the art of the deal can be filled with more laughs than the deal itself. Sy Lerner is the quintessential movie producer, when he makes a bet that he can take any kid off the street and turn him into a superstar overnight using the universal language of the festival: hype. He meets Frank Rhinoslavsky and turns him into 'Frank Rhino, one of the hottest screenwriters to hit Cannes since Faulkner and Hemingway.' It's not long before celebrities and producers are lining up to meet this hot young star. Dennis Hopper, Treat Williams, Johnny Depp, John Malkovich and more, all want to meet the 'next Quentin Tarantino.' Sy charms them with his own particular blend of hype and substance, and by the end of the festival, has lined up one of the great casts of all time. But Sy Lerner still has a few tricks ... Written by Clint Weiler

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »


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21 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Canne$ Man  »

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Sy Lerner: Since 'HandGun' and this picture...
Treat Williams: Yeah...
Sy Lerner: I've seen you come alive as an actor again. You were dying on TV. I'm glad you got out of that, shit.
Treat Williams: Ha! Ha! Ha!
Sy Lerner: It's true, you?
Treat Williams: I know.
Sy Lerner: So you got some money. You can be comfortable now. But I've got the part for you. 'Cannes Man' written by Frank Rhino.
Treat Williams: Oh, Sy, Sy, Are you gonna pitch something to me now? I'm not gonna...
Sy Lerner: I'm gonna tell you. Malkovich, he wants to do it. Malkovich has signed to do it. Hopper's signed to do it. Not to act, though, ...
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An enjoyable little spoof of the movie industry.
29 July 1999 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

The film takes place at the famous Cannes film festival. It's about a producer who, as a bet, tries to hype up a nobody, and make everyone believe he's the greatest writer since Hemmingway. This writer's non-existent story is appropriately called 'Cannes Man', but pronounced 'Con Man'. Lots of cameo appearances by some big names, and pretty funny performance by Johnny Depp. An enjoyable little spoof of the movie industry!

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