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Hollywood Ending (2002)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  3 May 2002 (USA)
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A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

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Storyline

Val Waxman is a film director who was once big in the 1970's and 1980's, but has now has been reduced to directing TV commercials. Finally, he gets an offer to make a big film. But, disaster strikes, when Val goes temporarily blind, due to paranoia. So, he and a few friends, try to cover up his disability, without the studio executives or the producers knowing that he is directing the film blind. Written by <stuartkenny50@hotmail.com>

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It's Going to be a Shot in the Dark!

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some drug references and sexual material | See all certifications »

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3 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ciego  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$92,283 (Brazil) (8 August 2003)

Gross:

$92,283 (Brazil) (8 August 2003)
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Trivia

Woody Allen:  [credits]  opening credits are simple white typeface on black set to early period music. See more »

Goofs

when Val Waxman recovers his sight in the park, the angle where the sun light hits the buildings in the background is different than the angle where the light hits Val and Ellie. See more »

Quotes

Val: For me, the nicest thing about masturbation is afterward, the cuddling time.
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References Terror Firmer (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
(1937)
Music by Richard A. Whiting (as Richard Whiting)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Dick Powell, Frances Langford, Johnnie Davis (as Johnny "Scat" Davis),
Gene Krupa & Benny Goodman
Courtesy of Turner Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Please Reward Woody Allen!
6 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woody Allen is a comic genius who plays himself in this film as Val Waxman. I don't believe his on screen relationship with Debra Messing or with Tea Leoni but that's Woody Allen for you. This film has him playing a down and out New York City film director who gets to make a film in the city with a Chinese cinematographer who can't speak English. Just days before filming commences, his character comes down with blindness. He can't let the cast, crew, and backers know he's really blind. But still, I do enjoy a good Woody Allen comedy. It's light-hearted at times in this film. If you don't get Woody Allen, I'm sorry that you probably wouldn't like the film. Anyway, I think it's time he got his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television; the Cecil B. DeMille Award; the National Medal of the Arts; and the Kennedy Center Honors. It's just time for him to get his rewards.


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