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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
Helen Duffy ...
Mother
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Harvey
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Eddie (as Art La Fleur)
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Ginger Roget
Jf Pryor ...
Shaft
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Tony
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Loren Lazerine ...
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Hedy Popson ...
Sandy
Noella Akwiri ...
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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)  »

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Ekviasmos sto Hollywood  »

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$4,333, 8 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,333, 8 June 1997
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During one scene in Russell's office, Kevin, played by Henry Thomas (I), picks up an E.T. puppet. Henry Thomas starred in _E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_. See more »

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Amiable fun with a hijacked plot
17 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Henry ("E.T.") Thomas playing naive and innocent in L.A. is nearly lost admit a number of terrific supporting cast members, but the actor who gave director Neil Mandt the best performance was...Neil Mandt.

Thomas, who wants to be a director (who doesn't?), gets a job as a production assistant on a distant relative's big-budget picture. While ambling around the landscape of the City of the Angels, he and his roommate (Mandt) hatch a plot to get their movie made which is blatantly ripped from "The Producers" - in a just world, the credits would have included "From a story by Mel Brooks."

Light fun, deftly played - see it before the musical version becomes the toast of Broadway!


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