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An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

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Tuvia, Age 8
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Chuck Age 8 and 11 (as Michael Céra)
Aimee Rose Ambroziak ...
Chuck's Date #1
Isabelle Blais ...
Chuck's Date #2
Melissa Carter ...
Chuck's Date #3
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Georgia's Girlfriend
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Barfly
Jaye P. Morgan ...
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Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. Written by Anonymous

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24 January 2003 (USA)  »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)
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Scriptwriter Charlie Kaufman felt dissatisfied with the way George Clooney treated his script. He commented: "I spent a lot of time working on the script, but Clooney wasn't interested in the things I was interested in. I've moved on, and I've no animosity towards him, but its a film I don't really relate to." Clooney acknowledged he made changes, because there were 'funky scenes' that never would have got the greenlight for a studio film. See more »

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When Chuck Barris and Penny are driving to California, a piece of equipment can be seen next to his head in the left side mirror. See more »

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Dick Clark: I wouldn't want to live his life because he hasn't been happy all of his life. All I think is if you can find work, stay healthy, find somebody to share it with, you're the ultimate success. He's had some of the pieces of the puzzle, but not all of them.
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Written by Juan García Esquivel
Performed by Juan García Esquivel (as Esquivel)
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Under license from BMG Special Products
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Great Character Study, Bad Movie...
5 May 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is a different type of movie. If you're into character study and personalities from their lifestyles and how they were raised, then this might be for you. Me, on the other hand, didn't find much interesting about the movie. It had decent acting, great character study and moods, but it didn't get anywhere or do anything for me. Based on a semi-true story, from the mind of one Chuck Barris, creator of the Dating Game, Newlywed Game, Gong Show among others. The interesting aspect of the story is wondering how much of the story really is true. Did he really work for the CIA and kill 33 people? I think only one man really knows that answer. I give this movie 2 *'s out of 4 *'s for character study and that alone. Not a great directorial debut for George Clooney, in my opinion. Only recommended if you like a movie about human characterization and the study of emotions and actions thereof.


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