A Hollywood writer becomes embroiled while investigating into the lives of five fictitious actresses all nominated for the Academy Award for best actress.

Director:

(as F. Harvey Frost)

Writers:

(as Robert Cooper), (as F. Harvey Frost) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Trash (1999)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Trash is a coming of age drama set amongst the poverty stricken trailer parks of the deep South. In a spiraling tale of hatred, love and loyalty, two teenage friends realize that the only ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Anthony Galluzzo
Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Eric Michael Cole, Jaime Pressly
Dottie Gets Spanked (TV Short 1993)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, Dottie Gets Spanked (made post-Poison and pre-Safe) is a stylized, bittersweet nod to his childhood fascination with I ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes
Stars: J. Evan Bonifant, Barbara Garrick, Julie Halston
Cruel World (2005)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Reeling from his dismissal from a reality show, a deranged runner-up holds a group of co-eds hostage on the set of his own fictitious show, where losers suffer a deadly fate.

Director: Kelsey T. Howard
Stars: Edward Furlong, Daniel Franzese, Andrew Keegan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Director: Olivier Assayas
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz
Desert Heat II (1999)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In the spring, the full moon shines for the warrior who has lost his way. Coyote is the spirit that leads back to life. If he follows the coyote when the moon is full, the warrior will see the path once more...

Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Pat Morita, Danny Trejo
Jagged Edge (1985)
Crime | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote
Drama | War | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father's chosen business school.

Director: William Richert
Stars: River Phoenix, Ann Magnuson, Meredith Salenger
Little Nikita (1988)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins
73rd Golden Globe Awards (TV Special 2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 73rd annual event honoring excellence in film and television, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill
The Letters II (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period.

Director: William Riead
Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer, Max von Sydow
Action | Drama

A team of mercenaries set out to kill a brutal warlord in Africa.

Director: Ben Affleck
Stars: Ben Affleck
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ted Gavin
...
Karen Kroll
...
Fiona Covington
...
Colin Truemans (as Anthony Stewart Head)
...
Amber Lyons
...
Lori Seefer
...
Maria Katarina Caldone
...
Connie Travers
Pam Hyatt ...
Shana
...
Fatima
...
Eric Collins
...
Melissa Goldman
Guy Fauchon ...
Philip (as Guy Fuchon)
...
Brianna
Alissa Kramer ...
Tatianna
Edit

Storyline

Ted, a recently murdered writer for a Hollywood tabloid magazine, narrates his story about the five sordid and scandalous lives of five actresses nominated for the Academy Award for best actress who include British star Fiona Covington; teenage drug addict Amber Lyons; alcoholic, self-hating lesbian Lori Seefer; blond vixen and center-fold Karen Kroll; and washed-up singer Connie Travis, and out of all of these individuals, one of them vows to kill the one who wins the award if she doesn't. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Only Hollywood would give these women an award.

Genres:

Crime | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I protagonistria  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Brianna: I think that guy who plays Henry on Dawson's Creek is cute.
Tatianna: Jennifer Radley slept with him. She said he broke last week's record.
Brianna: Isn't she a dyke?
Tatianna: Nah, she's just outdoorsy.
Brianna: The gay look is so in these days.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Something lost in translation
30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

5 actresses with 5 big secrets who are so determined to keep them in the closet that they lie, cheat, steal, deceive, betray and are even capable of murder. It is a cutthroat business and the plot is full of delicious promise. But---

Alas, not nearly so WICKEDLY funny or as shamelessly sassy and satirical as the book. Based on one of the most delightfully naughty books ever written about Hollywood, something was definitely lost in the screen translation which retained the great premise but somehow lost its way.

Cast does a worthy effort with what was given to them, but the script is awkward at times and lacks the spirit of mischievousness that was so endearing in the novel. Too bad, what a true gem this would have been if it had been truly faithful to the spirit of the book BUT the danger of lawsuits might have been too hot to handle!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Petition swanscrossingfan
Discuss Best Actress (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?