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Cannes Man (1997)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 3 June 1997 (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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Frenchman
Robert Hockley ...
American
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Agent on Phone
Jack Ong ...
Minister
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Frank 'Rhino' Rhinoslavsky
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Rebecca Lerner
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Himself - Troma Chief
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Duncan Clark ...
Duquesne Cameron
Gary W. Goldstein ...
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Sy Lerner
Therese Kablan ...
Tawny
Jim Stark ...
Betting Producer
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Director
Alex Ben Block ...
Hollywood Reporter
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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 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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[Sy Lerner interrupts Johnny Depp and Jim Jarmusch while they are meditating in order to pitch them a film]
Sy Lerner: This is a very spiritual film. This is a film written by a poet, whose father was a poet, one of the great American cowboy poets.
Sy Lerner: [to Jim Jarmusch] And in fact, this is the kind of film that you would be perfect to direct. Now I don't know if you could handle a budget that big, 25 million, 'cause you're not used to working with that...
Jim Jarmusch: Hey, I could handle any budget - 100 million - but I'm ...
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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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