Action (1999–2000)

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In Hollywood you're only as good as your last flick, and Dragonfire Films exec Peter Dragon has hit bottom with his $150 million bomb "Slow Torture." His only hope to get back to the way ... See full summary »

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 Peter Dragon (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Wendy Ward (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Adam Rafkin (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Stuart Glazer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Uncle Lonnie (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Bobby G. (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Fab Filippo ...
 Holden Van Dorn (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
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In Hollywood you're only as good as your last flick, and Dragonfire Films exec Peter Dragon has hit bottom with his $150 million bomb "Slow Torture." His only hope to get back to the way things were is the shoot-'em-up film "Beverly Hills Gun Club," and the only person that will help him is ex-child star turned hooker Wendy Ward. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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13 Episodes were made but only eight got to air on FOX. The five remaining episodes were shown on FX. See more »

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Referenced in Getting Into the Action (2006) See more »

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Even a Dog Can Shake Hands
Performed by Warren Zevon
Music by Jonathan Wolff & Paul Buckley
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One of my all-time favorites
19 October 2003 | by (Slatersville, RI) – See all my reviews

I've read almost all the other comments on this wonderful, black, well-written series and for the very first time on IMDB, I agree with almost all of them! That must mean something. 'ACTION' is certainly one of the funniest shows I've ever seen, particularly the episode where the closeted gay actor considers coming out and Peter Dragon goes the extra mile to keep his star.

"ACTION" makes pointed and very deliberate fodder of Hollywood's appalling treatment of gay characters. I (as a full self-aware, well-adjusted MASCULINE gay male) found the constant juxtaposition of on-screen attitudes versus off-screen reality wonderfully funny. It explains why writers and actors who know many gay people and have dozens (or hundreds) of gay friends can write horribly insulting trash like 'Will and Grace' -- for them, it really is just a job, with no connection with reality!


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