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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy
Michael Lawrence
Tad Sheen
Sarah Lawrence
Helen Duffy ...
Eddie (as Art La Fleur)
Ginger Roget
Jf Pryor ...
Officer #1
Loren Lazerine ...
Officer #2
Hedy Popson ...
Noella Akwiri ...


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Release Date:

6 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ekviasmos sto Hollywood  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,333, 8 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,333, 8 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 »


References 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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