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Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

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This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf.usc.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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11 April 1997 (Brazil)  »

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Adiorthotoi gletzedes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,118 (USA) (18 October 1996)

Gross:

$4,505,922 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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Some of the bar scenes were shot in actual bars during business hours. A sign was posted near where they were shooting warning patrons that if they came any closer, they would be unpaid extras in the film. See more »

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When Mike is sitting up against the wall, he casts a shadow towards the window (which is the dominant light source). See more »

Quotes

Trent: Everybody steals from everybody, that's Hollywood.
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At the end of the movie when the cast is shown (3 pic) the names of the starring actors' parents appear again: $100 Gambler: Vernon Vaughn and $5 Winner: Joan Favreau See more »

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With Plenty of Money and You
Performed by Count Basie and Tony Bennett
Written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
A Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Upon hearing about this movie from friends, I was told that it was "money". They were right. This is "so money and they don't even know it." Entertaining comedy about letting go, and finding new romance and who your real friends are. Enough one-liners to quote for years, friends still quote it today! Nothing but beautiful babies, and a great upbeat soundtrack to get you dancing!


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