Full Frontal (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  2 August 2002 (USA)
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A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Calvin / Nicholas
Arty / Ed
Francesca's Assistant
Harvey, probably
Nicholas's Agent
Man on Plane / Himself
Woman on Plane


Arty film-within-a-film revolves around seven people with little in common whose lives collide. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$739,834 (USA) (2 August 2002)


$2,506,446 (USA) (20 September 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steven Soderbergh:  The crew member whose face is covered by the black square. He was unable to find another director to play the part and so stepped in himself, reluctantly, and shows this by covering his face in post production with a black square. See more »


Catherine's black notebook and pen suddenly appear on the airplane armrest between shots, after her tape player clicks. See more »


Arty: [on the set of Arty's play, "The Sound and the Fuhrer"] Great. Now I have three hours to find a new Ava Braun.
Hitler: You know what? Fuck her. And here's why.
Hitler: Number One - Anyone who's offended by drinking blood, obviously doesn't drink blood.
Hitler: Number Two - Anyone who drinks as much blood as I do knows it has no effect.
Hitler: Number Three - There is absolutely no scientific connection between drinking a shot of blood a day and being an extraordinary actor.
Hitler: And Number Four - it is impossible to prove Number ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there's a short scene in which we see Brad Pitt explaining a scene he's about to shoot for the movie-within, 'Rendezvous'. See more »


References Scream 3 (2000) See more »


Do Something Real
Performed by Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard (as Douglas Gillard)
Composed by Robert Pollard (as Robert E. Pollard Jr.)
Courtesy Guided By Voices
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User Reviews

A Huge Waste of Talented People
26 April 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

`Full Frontal' is maybe my greatest deception this year. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and having such a cast, I would not believe that the film could be such a crap. There are lots of characters, but none of them is well developed. Therefore, the viewer sees many famous actors and actresses on the screen and is not able to understand who they are, what are their motives, where they are. The plot is very confused, and some actors and actresses perform more than one role. The image and photography are horrible, using a kind of fake Dogma '95 style. I do not know how such talented people could be part of such a mess: friendship or big money? Anyway, a huge waste of talented people and of my time and money, in a film that never works. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): `Full Frontal'

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