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Seasons:
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Release Date:
16 September 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A series that centers on Peter Dragon (played by Jay Mohr), a Hollywood executive. His last, massively expensive, movie bombed and he needs a hit. Will "Beverley Hills Gun Club" be it? Full summary »
Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ahead of its time See more (46 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 22)

Jay Mohr ... Peter Dragon (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

Illeana Douglas ... Wendy Ward (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jarrad Paul ... Adam Rafkin (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jack Plotnick ... Stuart Glazer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

Buddy Hackett ... Uncle Lonnie (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

Lee Arenberg ... Bobby G. (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Fab Filippo ... Holden Van Dorn (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Series Directed by
John Fortenberry (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
John Whitesell (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Chris Thompson (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Will Forte (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Adam Hamburger (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Hamburger (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Don Reo (3 episodes, 1999)
Ron Zimmerman (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
James Vallely (2 episodes, 2000)

Series Produced by
Barry Katz .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joel Silver .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chris Thompson .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Vahan Moosekian .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Nasser .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Don Reo .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
James Vallely .... consulting producer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ron Zimmerman .... co-executive producer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Buckley (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jonathan Wolff (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paul Maibaum (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jonathon Braun (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ivan Ladizinsky (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Casting by
Brett Benner (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Debby Romano (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Production Design by
Carlos Barbosa (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Kristin Peterson (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jane Janiger (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Susan Kelber .... hair stylist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Martha Preciado .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Reitz .... hair stylist: Illeana Douglas (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Production Management
Jeffrey M. Zeitlin .... unit production manager (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lisa Martley .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scottie Gissel .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Esther Himbaugh .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brad Michaelson .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Richard T. Schor .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Art Department
Thomas R. Cahill .... property master (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Richard J. Bayard .... construction coordinator (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
James Diggs .... lead painter (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Dennis Winters .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Holiday Landa .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
Jared Scardina .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael Fowler .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bob Arons .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kami Asgar .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bryan M. Cahill .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Robert Crozier .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Hadder .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 1999)
Matt Temple .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 1999)
Yervant Hagopian .... utility sound (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Special Effects by
Damian Fisher .... technician (1 episode, 1999)
John R. McConnell .... pre-visualization (1 episode, 1999)
Steve Newburn .... technician (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts (1 episode, 1999)
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt double: Jennifer Lyons (1 episode, 1999)
Monty L. Simons .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Don Duffield .... key grip (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gary Haselbusch .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Charles Papert .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
David A. Santos .... dolly grip / grip (3 episodes, 1999)
Louie DeMarco .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael-Ryan Fletchall .... crane operator (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Paul Caven .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1999)
Rocky Ford .... grip (2 episodes, 1999)
Ron Newburn .... light board operator (2 episodes, 1999)
John Waldo .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 1999)
Russell McElhatton .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2000)
Bonnie Blake .... camera operator (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Casting Department
Robyn Owen .... casting associate (1 episode, 2000)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Sussman .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Judy .... colorist (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
John Allen Ross .... post-production assistant (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Location Management
Ed Lippman .... location manager (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Music Department
Warren Zevon .... theme song performer: "Even A Dog Can Shake Hands" / theme song performer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jack Diamond .... music editor (5 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Transportation Department
J. Wesley Adams .... transportation captain (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Hedy Phil Balani .... production driver (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Other crew
Eric Lev .... production staff / assistant: Chris Thompson (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lisa Resnick-Doty .... production staff / assistant: Chris Thompson (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Oliver Barnett .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jordan Graubard .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joshua Krist .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brittany Levin .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Diane Mercer .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Julie Miller .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Cynthia Mariela Muñoz Jugo .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Adam Ross .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Benjamin Scissors .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brian Volk-Weiss .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michelle Wilkerson .... production staff (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gary J. Charlton .... production accountant (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Steve Lonano .... production staff (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andy Pancho .... production staff (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Anthony J. Rivard .... production staff (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Evo Rondini .... production staff (7 episodes, 1999-2000)
Zoran Rakovic .... production staff (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jamie McGuire .... production staff (5 episodes, 1999)
Kelli Sample .... assistant: Gil Junger (1 episode, 1999)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (13 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Stuart Glazer was originally conceived by Chris Thompson as a 'young black queen' named Jamaal 'J.J.' Jones.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Even a Dog Can Shake HandsSee more »

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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Ahead of its time, 1 January 2004

If you like the current FOX TV series "Arrested Development" (perhaps even "Dream On") you would have liked FOX's "Action." Set in the intensely high-stress environment of Hollywood, this show had the same tone, feel and cynicism of "Arrested Development", but with humour a touch more risque - perhaps too risque for a 9:00 pm timeslot.

Critically well-received with decent reviews, the show was also aired on Bravo's "Brilliant But Cancelled" showcase. "Action" was simply too edgy, too offensive, and too jaded for its time, with wickedly dark humour and remarkable wit. In time it would have found its audience, but the plug was pulled too soon.

Those involved in the entertainment industry would, in particular, enjoy the loathsome humour and cynicism.

Rumour has it, it may be released on DVD.

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