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Masked and Anonymous (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  8 August 2003 (Canada)
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A singer, whose career has gone on a downward spiral, is forced to make a comeback to the performance stage for a benefit concert.

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Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart and Nina Veronica are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate, and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Are you humble before God? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for some language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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8 August 2003 (Canada)  »

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$30,783 (USA) (25 July 2003)

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$533,344 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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Bob Dylan and Larry Charles used pseudonyms for the screenplay because of the film's title. See more »

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When Jack Fate is talking to Tom Friend in his dressing room, his jacket jumps from his hands to the wall between shots before he takes it down again and makes to put it on. See more »

Quotes

Jack Fate: I was always a singer and maybe no more then that. Sometimes it's not enough to know the meaning of things, sometimes we have to know what things don't mean as well. Like what does it mean to not know what the person you love is capable of? Things fall apart, especially all the neat order of rules and laws. The way we look at the world is the way we really are. See it from a fair garden and everything looks cheerful. Climb to a higher plateau and you'll see plunder and murder. Truth and beauty ...
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References The Fugitive Kind (1960) See more »

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It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by The Grateful Dead
Courtesy of Grateful Dead Productions, Inc.
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the best movie I have seen in months
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I am not a fan of Bob Dylan, but I think his figure in this movie is very interesting, because to me it represents more than just a connection to the great singer, but high-level personality. The plot is interesting, placed in a fictional future with unpredictable development and smart side lines. I don't understand people that said the dialogues and speech were hard to get. It just requires some brain cells to work, not just passively follow the action. This is a very special movie, it is not for people who just want the entertainment. The casting is awesome, all the actors are admirable in their roles. Bob Dylan doesn't even talk a lot, but his character is very very charming. I think a lot of people will enjoy this feature, so don't let negative comments stop you from watching it, because it is better than you might think!


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