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Hollywood North (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  12 January 2004 (USA)
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Former lawyer Bobby Myers recounts his first foray in the Canadian movie business circa 1979, when the then burgeoning Canadian movie industry was going through some growing pains. He ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bobby Myers
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Paul Linder
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Michael Baytes
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Howard Atkins
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Sandy Ryan
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Peter Casey
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Henry Neville
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Molly
Fab Filippo ...
Frankie Candido (as Fabrizio Filippo)
Clare Coulter ...
Lindsay Marshall
Sandi Stahlbrand ...
Leslie Carrington
John Bayliss ...
Customs Inspector
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Gillian Stevens
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Joanne Jennings
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Scott DiMarco
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Former lawyer Bobby Myers recounts his first foray in the Canadian movie business circa 1979, when the then burgeoning Canadian movie industry was going through some growing pains. He wanted his first project as producer to be told by Canadians about issues close to the Canadian heart. As such, he acquired the rights to Lantern Moon, a beloved Canadian novel written by Lindsay May Marshall. He quickly realized that producing a movie in Canada, especially in acquiring financing, required much compromise, most specifically casting a big name Hollywood star in the leading role. The star he signs, Michael Baytes, comes with much baggage. Those compromises lead to many problems between the Canadian vision and the want by some to make the movie more "American", especially by ultra-patriotic and paranoid Baytes. Through it all, filmmaker Sandy Ryan films it all, good and bad, for a "making of" documentary. But Sandy has her own agenda as she concurrently films her own lower budget movie ... Written by Huggo

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The camera never lies ... only the people behind it.

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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12 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Forgathatatlan forgatókönyv  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The character Lindsay Marshall is based on the well-respected Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The first film adaption of one of her novels Surfacing (1981) had similar problems as the movie "Flight to Bogota" being made in this movie. See more »

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Lindsay Marshall: If God were Canadian, he would come down and destroy you and this production in a fiery apocalyptic rebuke!
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We All Need Love
Performed by Domenic Troiano (as Troiano)
Written by Domenic Troiano
Published by Zingaro Music
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with EMI Music Canada
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A fun ride through Canadian Cinema: The Early Years
23 September 2003 | by See all my reviews



From start to finish, this little flick about big time film making in 1979 Toronto is a riot. The cast is simply perfect. The dialouge "tongue in cheek". The angst and humor on high. Anyone interested in the Hollywood "machine", whether it be in California or with our northern neighbor will get a kick out of this satirical look at what happens behind the scene's when making a movie.



Though I did look at it as more a satire on the "Good Ole' Boys" club that is ever present in Hollywood and beyond. 8 out of 10, easily. Lots of fun, lots of laughs and Jennifer Tilly/Alan Bates/Fab Filippo are a GREAT one-two-three punch!


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