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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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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 »

Quotes

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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ZZZZZZZZ A real sleeper......
18 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Hollywood Sign" starts with some sharp comedy, but quickly deteriorates. Rod Steiger and Burt Reynolds hold things together for a short time, while Tom Beringer comes across as if he had a bad case of constipation. I had expectations that this was a black comedy, but what attempts were made at dark humor fall flat, mostly because of terrible timing. The script is very muddled, and the exact nature of the crime caper never clear. What is crystal clear is that "The Hollywood Sign" wastes good performances from Burt Reynolds and Rod Steiger. Because of the weak script, boredom eventually evolves into disinterest. A real sleeper. ZZZZZZ - MERK


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