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Hijacking Hollywood (1997)

R | | Comedy | 6 June 1997 (USA)
An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.

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Kevin Conroy
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Russell
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Michael Lawrence
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Tad Sheen
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Sarah Lawrence
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Ginger Roget
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Tony
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Kevin Conroy works at the set of mega-budget picture called "Moby Dick 2: Ahab's Revenge". He is humiliated by tyrannical producer Michael Lawrence and his manager Russell. He also befriends his roommate Ted. When Kevin gets tired of it all, Ted conceives a plan - Kevin will steal the footage of the most expensive scene ever shot (Moby Dick attacks Honolulu) and demand $150,000 - the cost to film Kevin's art-house script. Written by Anonymous

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The Difference Between Success And Failure... Is Pulling Off The Perfect Crime. See more »

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6 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ekviasmos sto Hollywood  »

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$4,333 (USA) (6 June 1997)

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$4,333 (USA) (6 June 1997)
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When Kevin ('Henry Thomas') is "rehearsing" his Oscar acceptance speech in the end, he thanks Steven Spielberg, Milos Forman, 'Mick Jackson', and 'Michael McClary' - all directors Thomas had previously worked with. See more »

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References Moby Dick (1956) See more »

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Middle of the pile indie comedy
23 March 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Hijacking Hollywood", a one-man-band indie, tells of a naive wannabee director (Thomas) who goes to Hollywood to break into show biz and takes a job as a gofor. He rooms with a more savvy Hollywoodite (Mandt) and together they hatch a scheme to hijack some film stock and hold it for ransom to get a stake for a movie they would like to produce. The film includes a lot of time spent on the gofor goforing on the freeways of L.A., stereotypical characters who are all gross exaggerations for comedic purposes, some clumsy token sex and nudity, and, believe it or not, a mildly entertaining story. Recommended for people in hospitals in full body casts or traction who can't get to the remote but need something to take their mind off the itching.


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