The Hollywood Sign (2001)

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Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Kant
Lenny Lena
Deli Waitress
Kant's Receptionist
Amy Leland ...
Rocco Hostess
Party Boy


Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Three ex-Hollywood legends are going to steal $10,000,000. If they can only keep their act together.


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

4 October 2001 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Aplistia  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.20 : 1
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a light-hearted and poignant film, a homage to three great actors.
3 March 2003 | by (Fortaleza, CE Brazil) – See all my reviews

This light-hearted comedy was a great surprise for me, I didn't expect much from The Hollywood Sign since it was a direct-to-video movie but after finishing it, I was impressed not only by the quality of the film, but also for the brilliant performances from the three leads.Granted is not a mainstream movie, but for what it is - a low budget comedy - The Hollywood Sign was entertaining and quite poignant at times. I personally felt that the three main actors had a nice time working together (something that a lot of people who watched it noticed too) and that they did their best with the material handed.Burt Reynolds, Tom Berenger and Rod Steiger have personal connection and knowledge about the main theme of the story - about being an actor and getting old in a place where legends are built with the same speed they are destroyed.All of them were at the top of the world during a certain period, especially Burt Reynolds, the box-office king of the seventies, and they had to face hard times afterwards. Reynolds has the most emotional and beautiful scene, in which he, with tears in his eyes, watches an old western he made.Beautiful moment and homage to Burt,a really talented, charming, wonderful and unfortunately underestimated actor of his time. I wonder if people in Hollywood will one day give Burt Reynolds the respect and admiration he deserves, or if they are only going to give credits when it's too late, as in the case of the outstanding and deceased Rod Steiger.

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