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Celebrity (1998)

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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

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Storyline

Lee Simon, unsuccessful journalist and wanna-be novelist, tries to get a foot into the door with celebrities. After divorcing his wife Robin, Lee gets to meet a lot folks of the rich and / or beautiful, partly through journalism, partly because he has a script to offer. But life among those from out-of-this-world is hard, and his putative success always results in defeat. Meanwhile Robin meets a very desirable TV-producer and takes the first steps in the world of celebrities herself. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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A funny look at people who will do anything to get famous... or stay famous.

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Rated R for language, sex and some drug use | See all certifications »

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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Fall Project 1997  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,588,013 (USA) (20 November 1998)

Gross:

$5,032,496 (USA) (1 January 1999)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Mantegna's character Tony Gardella asks his family "what am I Don Corleone?" It's worth noting that Joe Mantegna played Joey Zasa in The Godfather Part III. Zasa was awarded control of the Corleone Family business in New York. This is before Zasa fervently tried to have the Don Corleone killed. See more »

Goofs

When Lee crashes into the shop window when driving his Aston Martin with the supermodel played by Charlize Theron on the passenger seat, it is obvious that only the driver doing the stunt is present in the car and that nobody is sitting next to him. See more »

Quotes

[talking about Papadakis]
Tony Gardella: He's very arty, pretentious, one of those assholes who shoots all his films in black and white.
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Referenced in Brookside: Double Take! (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67
(1809)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music and Chesky Records
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He does it again!!!
21 November 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woody Allen's imagination is endless. Once again he manages to captivate with this very smart and subtle tale of interrelated stories while delivering a very strong punch of social critique. If you are an Allen's fan you will like it, if not... don't bother. This is only a movie for the initiated.


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