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 overview, first billed only:
Ivan Beckman
Don West
Danny McTeague
Barry Oaks
Charlotte White
Alison Taylor ...
Nurse Jackie
Joanne Duckman ...
Marcia Beckman
Robert Graham ...
Sid Beckman
Rosemary Kramer
Naomi (as Sarah Goldberg)
Lucy Lawrence (as Morgan Vukovic)
Jay Lavender ...
Carol Rose ...
Judy Tarzana
Steve Dickman ...
Wendy Rhoads ...


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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Release Date:

19 July 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ivans xtc.  »

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


$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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Referenced in I Really Hate My Job (2007) See more »


Etude, Opus 10, number 9
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Bernard Rose
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A truly memorable performance by Danny Huston
18 February 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I love this film. Danny Huston, in a remarkable performance, makes you care for a truly unloveable character. The film shows us the vile antics of those charged with maintaining the glam facade of Hollywood and the big studios. Let's have more on this theme. Some on these pages think this film smacks of jealousy; that somehow Bernard Rose is envious of the morally bankrupt lives led by the likes of Ivan. He's not (how could anyone be?). When Ivan muses on his fate and tries to find one, just one, memory that would make it all worthwhile, he comes up blank. It would appear to your average punter, who's taken in by the trappings of wealth and showbiz, that Ivan had it all. In the end, we see he has nothing. His death scene is one of the most moving ever committed to celluloid, sorry, HD-V. Consider the response of his colleagues on hearing the news of his demise. Consider the response of his former clients. Those with a knowledge of the way these agencies work will know that this film is eerily accurate. There are so many shocking, uncomfortable and perversely funny scenes in this film that you'll be thinking about it for a long time afterwards. Wow, a film about Hollywood that actually makes you think. How weird is that?

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