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Tinseltown (1997)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikki Randall
Mark Neal ...
First A.D.
Nichole Pelerine ...
Opera Singer
Artist's Model
Cockney Musician (as Bryn Prior)
Ron Thomson ...
Hershey Felder ...
Piano Player
Saleem ...
Belly Dancer


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

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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 »




Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Self Storage  »

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$517 (USA) (22 January 1999)


$3,169 (USA) (5 February 1999)

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Joe Pantoliano (who plays 'Arnie' in the film) played the role of 'Max' in the stage version. See more »


[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 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks
Performed by Billy Ray
Courtesy of Capital Records
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AN "interesting" movie!
9 November 2000 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Not one for the faint hearted this is a stand alone film which refuses to fit into any category. It manages to switch constantly between humour, drama, pathos and sheer silliness. It is to the credit of the two main actors,Arye Gross and Tom Wood (alive again after being killed off in US Marshalls) that the film does not descend into complete banality. Woods endearing innocence contrasts well with Gross' futile attempts at bravado, and Joe Pantoliano is good as the seedy producer on the make. If you want something different, buy this one.

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