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Tinseltown (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  22 January 1999 (USA)
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In Hollywood it's all about who you know, and the only person two friends know is a serial killer.

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Nikki Randall
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Tiger
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Storyline

Two down-and-out Hollywood screenwriters living together in a self-storage facility suspect that the man who rents space next to them is the infamous Costume Killer--a serial murderer who stalks the streets of Los Angeles decked out in ridiculous rented outfits. Using their neighbor's misdeeds for inspiration, the two friends desperately try to write a hit screenplay... at any cost. Written by rottentomatoes.com

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A plot to commit the act of moviemaking.


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Rated R for language and some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Self Storage  »

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$517 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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$3,169 (USA) (5 February 1999)
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Based on the stage play "Self Storage", directed by Dan Lauria, which played at The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, California (May 1990). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max: [in phone booth] Ted! Are you home? Ted! Are you there Ted? It's Max and Tiger on the prowl. Ya home? You out drinking, you waste product? What, are you screening your calls? Ted. Ted. Ted!
Tiger: I'm going.
Max: No wait, hold it! Hold it! Hold it! One more. Just. Just. Just stay.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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The Man With the Bag
Music and Lyrics by Hal Stanley, Irving Taylor and Dudley Brooks
Performed by Kay Stark
Courtesy of Capital Records
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An interesting misfire.
6 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This very dark comedy is an audacious failure. Some of its movie references are clever, Ron Perlman has a blast with his role as a mock serial killer and Joe Pantoliano is extremely well-cast as a sleazy, penniless "producer". But when all is said and done, it's hard to determine why exactly the picture was made or what it was trying to say (apart, of course, from the obvious "filmmakers are willing to sell their souls for a box-office hit", which we knew already). Still, "Tinseltown" IS recommended to fans of the offbeat; the last 10 minutes in particular come as quite a surprising change of tone. (**)


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