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Ivansxtc (2000)

 -  Drama  -  19 July 2002 (UK)
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Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ivan Beckman
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Don West
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Danny McTeague
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Barry Oaks
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Charlotte White
Alison Taylor ...
Nurse Jackie
Joanne Duckman ...
Marcia Beckman
Robert Graham ...
Sid Beckman
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Rosemary Kramer
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Naomi (as Sarah Goldberg)
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Lucy Lawrence (as Morgan Vukovic)
Jay Lavender ...
Phil
Carol Rose ...
Judy Tarzana
Steve Dickman ...
Melvin
Wendy Rhoads ...
Missy
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Ivan Beckman, Hollywood's most sought after talent agent, the darling and crown prince of La-La Land is dead. How and why did it happen? Was it drugs, murder or excess, or perhaps something altogether more mundane? We begin with an ending and then catapult back a number of days to the apex of Ivan's brilliant career as he bags international megastar Don West onto his company's books, and then charts the highs, lows (and they are so very low) and extreme excesses of his final days. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Ivans xtc.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,544 (USA) (14 June 2002)

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$21,378 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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[Upon hearing of Ivan Beckman's death]
Don West: What, did he freebase his face off?
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Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

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Herzlich tut mich Vertangen
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Movie of the year - for Moi - 2005
7 July 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Hmm, what a fab. movie. Just caught this flick at a film festival and let me tell you it is one dame fine movie.

Sitting thru the opening scenes I must admit that I thought that it was going to be total @#!&*, but it soon got going. Being involved in the "entertainment" industry I did feel a connection with this film. The acting was superb, the general production values good, although the hand-held camera work did occasionally get on my nerves.

It was quite strange actually, the start of the movie (opening credit sequences) seemed to go on for ever, and the credits that would normally be put at the end were put at the start. Anyway, I think if people can get thru the first 15 minutes, they will see the film for what it is.

Great character performances, great story and subject matter. Think an "arthouse" version of "The Player.

Just ordered this on DVD from the UK. MUST SEE!


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