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The Hollywood Sign -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Leon de Winter (novel)
Leon de Winter (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 October 2001 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The heist of a lifetime See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Flawed, but still pretty funny. See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Tom Berenger ... Tom Greener

Jacqueline Kim ... Paula Carver

Rod Steiger ... Floyd Benson

Burt Reynolds ... Kage Mulligan

Al Sapienza ... Rodney

Dominic Keating ... Steve

Eric Bruskotter ... Muscle

David Proval ... Charlie

Kay E. Kuter ... Robbie Kant

Raf Mauro ... Lenny Lena

Kathleen Gati ... Deb

Roz Witt ... Deli Waitress

Adria Tennor ... Kant's Receptionist
Amy Leland ... Rocco Hostess

Mark Gantt ... Party Boy

Garry Marshall ... Director
Mark Phinney ... First A.D. #1
Jeff Gardner ... Camera Assistant

Teresa Hill ... Wendy

Andy Milder ... Sudio Executive #1
Gregory Phelan ... Sudio Executive #2
Patricia McBride ... Telephone Receptionist
Larry Wrentz ... First A.D. #2
John Dybdahl ... Clapper Loader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David C. Fisher ... On Lot Dealer (uncredited)

Christian J. Fletcher ... Kage's Son (uncredited)

Whoopi Goldberg ... Woman at Funeral (uncredited)

Jennifer Marks ... Girl (uncredited)

Alex Veadov ... Cabbie (uncredited)

Directed by
Sönke Wortmann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leon de Winter  novel "De hemel van Hollywood"
Leon de Winter  screenplay

Produced by
Bill Berry .... line producer
Cleem Calis .... supervising producer
Leon de Winter .... producer
Jeff Geoffray .... co-producer
Hanno Huth .... executive producer
Walter Josten .... co-producer
Gerhard Meixner .... producer
Penny Perry .... co-producer
Eric Pleskow .... executive producer
Angela Roessel .... producer
René Seegers .... supervising producer
Frank Thies .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Péter Wolf  (as Peter Wolf)
 
Cinematography by
Wedigo von Schultzendorff 
 
Film Editing by
Edgar Burcksen 
 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Jennifer Fishman 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
 
Production Design by
Benedict Schillemans 
 
Art Direction by
Christian Wintter 
 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
 
Costume Design by
Elsa Zamparelli 
 
Makeup Department
Shirley Dolle .... hair stylist
Brian McManus .... makeup artist
Vera Mitchell .... key hair stylist
Richard Rodier .... makeup artist
Suzanne Rodier .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jamie Beardsley .... unit production manager
Arjan Eekels .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Bledsoe .... dga trainee
Angela Barnes Gomes .... second second assistant director (as Angela Barnes)
Kristin Killey .... second assistant director
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Christopher Amy .... property master
Paul 'Eel' Anderson .... set dresser
Peter Ayala .... buyer
Michael Brogan .... lead person
Scott Lafferty .... carpenter
Tim R. Lafferty .... construction coordinator (as Tim Lafferty)
Héctor López .... assistant property master
Shane McKinney .... set dresser
David Melito .... art department coordinator
Steve Park .... set dresser
Shane Reed .... set dresser
Ryan Welsch .... on-set dresser
Diana Anctil .... paint foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Glynne .... dialogue editor
David Holmes .... sound utility
Willem Hoogenboom .... sound editor
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Michael Keinath .... sound recordist
Mel Kutbay .... foley artist
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Luuk Poels .... foley editor
Luuk Poels .... foley supervisor
Wim Vonk .... re-recording mixer
Ed White .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects coordinator
Roy Knyrim .... special effects makeup
Dan Rebert .... body effects supervisor
Malia Thompson .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Yannick Derrien .... stunts
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunts
Mitch Gould .... stunts
Theresa Pink .... stunt double
Theresa Pink .... stunts
Billy Wong .... stunts
William S. Wong .... stunts (as William Wong)
Yannick Derrien .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Bertola .... grip
Jeremy Brussell .... grip
Ed Dally .... second assistant camera
Glen Holland .... set electrician
Rick Maddux .... best boy electric
Patrick Murray .... gaffer
Sonja Rom .... camera operator
Neil Toussaint .... first assistant camera
Mike Tucker .... best boy grip
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Tracy Tucker .... grip
Carl A. Vidnic .... set electrician
Isabella Vosmikova .... unit still photographer
Kenny Yakkel .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Jorina King .... extras casting: las vegas
Jeffrey M. Paal .... background casting (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rick Greenhead .... telecine colorist
Petro van Leeuwen .... color timer
 
Location Management
Eric Fierstein .... location manager
 
Transportation Department
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
J.T. Thayer .... transportation captain
Dan O. Wiseman .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Richard Bellos .... stand-in: Burt Reynolds
Dawn Todd Curfman .... production coordinator (as Dawn Todd)
Nichola Ellis .... unit publicist
Gretchen Engel .... assistant: Mr. Wortmann
David Gene Gibbs .... helicopter pilot
Heinrich Hadding .... production assistant
Petra Jorgensen .... script supervisor
Monica Kenyon .... set production assistant
Maxine Leonard .... unit publicist
Norbert Maass .... sales manager: Amberlon Pictures
Michael G. Maurer .... production assistant
Sam Montiforte .... post-production accountant
John Sanchez .... production secretary
Jill Stapley .... payroll accountant
Peter Tolle .... production accountant
 

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Rated R for language and some violence
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90 min
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Cameo: [Whoopi Goldberg]As one of the women throwing dirt on a coffin in the funeral scene.See more »
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Continuity: The bottle of whiskey rotates between shots even though no one has touched it.See more »
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Paula Carver:Do you remember what we used to say? Talent plus good luck equals success. Talent plus bad luck equals bad luck.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, but still pretty funny., 22 December 2002
Author: lacrescenta from California

If you can get past the far-fetched plot (full of weird schemes and big coincidences) this can be pretty funny movie. The three main actors (Tom Berenger, Burt Reynolds and Rod Steiger) are all pretty good. OK, so they overact sometimes, so the plot is flawed and the pace sometimes uneven--but I still found myself laughing throughout the film.

My mom was with me when I saw this film and we both got a huge kick out of the last portion of the movie--where these three bumbling has-been actors are trying to con a bunch of gangsters into believing that they (the actors) are cops. Each actor almost blows it, improvises, over-acts, acts badly, and it's all pretty hilarious.

In my opinion this film is worth seeing for the fun scenes between the three main stars. I think they played off each other well. I especially liked Rod Steiger (in one of his last roles) but I enjoyed the performances of all three.

I recommend this film if you are willing to look past the flaws, and allow yourself to be amused by the fun stuff. There are definitely laughs to be had in this film.

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