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The Hollywood Sign (2001)

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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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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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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4 October 2001 (Netherlands)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Whoopi Goldberg: As one of the women throwing dirt on a coffin in the funeral scene. See more »

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The bottle of whiskey rotates between shots even though no one has touched it. See more »

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Paula Carver: I want you to know: In the past, when you went up on stage and fucked up, the worst that could happen was that the audience would walk out on you. In this case, when you fuck up, the audience will kill you.
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28 September 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Hollywood Sign" is all about a trio of washed up, has-been movie actors (Berenger, Reynolds, Steiger) who decide to turn fiction into reality by using a movie screenplay as the blueprint for a Vegas casino ripoff (sorta). Everyone in this unfortunate flick seems to be waiting for the other cue to drop. Performances are hickory; the screenplay is clumsy; timing is waaay off; and God knows where the director was during the filming. There is one poignant moment when Reynolds watches himself in an old western and a few funny moments where the trio, playing like detectives, interview some hoods. Otherwise the film is a waste of talent and a waste of time. (D)


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