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The Hollywood Sign (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  4 October 2001 (Netherlands)
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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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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 ex-Hollywood legends are going to steal $10,000,000. If they can only keep their act together.

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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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Throughout his career Burt Reynolds has made a number of movies that examine movie-making and this film is one of them. The pictures include Fade-In (1968) (location filming & westerns); Silent Movie (1976) and Nickelodeon (1976) (silent films); Best Friends (1982) (scriptwriting & Hollywood); Hooper (1978) (stuntwork and Hollywood); The Player (1992) (Hollywood); Boogie Nights (1997) (adult films); The Last Producer (2000) (producers and Hollywood); The Hollywood Sign (2001) and A Bunch of Amateurs (2008) (actors and Hollywood). 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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Kage Mulligan: Hello, I am Detective William... Barslow and I'm here to ask you some questions. Can I come in?
Paula Carver: You know, I think I'd like to see Mister Benson open.
Kage Mulligan: What?
Paula Carver: Would you mind giving it a shot?
Floyd Benson: Oh, not at all. I was born to be a leading man, you know.
Kage Mulligan: This is my part! This is my scene!
Tom Greener: Kage, Kage, ehm, just take it easy. We're, we're trying some things out here.
Kage Mulligan: Nothing ever changes.
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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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