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Release Date:
12 January 2004 (USA) See more »
The camera never lies ... only the people behind it.
Former lawyer Bobby Myers recounts his first foray in the Canadian movie business circa 1979, when the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Matthew Modine ... Bobby Myers

Saul Rubinek ... Paul Linder

Alan Bates ... Michael Baytes

Joe Cobden ... Howard Atkins

Deborah Kara Unger ... Sandy Ryan

Alan Thicke ... Peter Casey

John Neville ... Henry Neville

Lindy Booth ... Molly
Fab Filippo ... Frankie Candido (as Fabrizio Filippo)
Clare Coulter ... Lindsay Marshall
Sandi Stahlbrand ... Leslie Carrington
John Bayliss ... Customs Inspector

Jennifer Tilly ... Gillian Stevens

Audrey Lupke ... Joanne Jennings

Kim Coates ... Scott DiMarco

Peter Oldring ... Seth Johnson
Jeremy Wright ... Kenny

David Gale ... Additional Dialogue Recordings (voice)
Stephen Sparks ... Additional Dialogue Recordings (voice)
John Watson ... Additional Dialogue Recordings (voice)
Jerry Bilak ... Foreign Voices (voice)
Massimo Gargari ... Foreign Voices (voice)
Vincent Tay ... Foreign Voices (voice)
Xue Pingchen ... Foreign Voices (voice)
Christine Bilak ... Foreign Voices (voice)
Rossana Tassone ... Foreign Voices (voice)
Carol Shean ... Foreign Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt Birman ... Prop Guy (uncredited)

Sandy Kellerman ... Camera Assistant (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ... Bogota Sound Man (uncredited)
Nancy E.L. Ward ... Continuity Script Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter O'Brian 
Writing credits
Barry Healey (writer) &
John Hunter (writer) &
Tony Johnston (writer)

Produced by
Penelope Antoniou .... co-producer
John Gillespie .... producer
Tony Johnston .... co-producer
Jeffery Kirsh .... associate producer
Aniz Manji .... executive producer
Peter O'Brian .... executive producer
Mark Thomas .... executive producer
Paul Weber .... associate producer
Michael Zannella .... co-producer (as Michael Sannella)
Original Music by
Terence Gowan  (as Terence M. Gowan)
Blair Packham 
Cinematography by
Barry Stone 
Film Editing by
Lisa Grootenboer 
Casting by
Paul Weber 
Production Design by
Rob Gray 
Art Direction by
Iain Reynolds 
Set Decoration by
David Joseph 
Christina Kuhnigk 
Costume Design by
Kimberley Ann Rush 
Makeup Department
Helen Brum .... assistant hair stylist
Peggy Kyriakidou .... hair stylist
Josie Licata .... assistant makeup artist
Robbi O'Quinn .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Brad Wm. Clark .... production manager (as Brad Clark)
John Gillespie .... post-production supervisor
Lionel Strutt .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael J. Bowman .... first assistant director (as Michael Bowman)
Neille Brockie .... third assistant director
Kareen Yalandy Glynn .... trainee assistant director (as Kareen Glynn)
Aline Robichaud .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Bankson .... construction coordinator
Simon Corton .... property master
Rojuano Espiritu .... lead dresser
David Joseph .... lead man
Steve Meil .... head scenic painter (as Stephen Meil)
Graydon Nichols .... head carpenter
William Poulter .... set dresser
Jeff Silver .... set dresser
Matthew G. Wright .... set buyer (as Matthew Wright)
Sound Department
Bill Allen .... sound consultant: Dolby
Kevin Banks .... sound effects editor
Christian Carruthers .... sound re-recording mixer
Nelson Ferreira .... sound supervisor
Nelson Ferreira .... supervising sound editor
Attilia M. Fierro .... sound coordinator: Dolby
Jamie Gould .... re-recording assistant
David K. Grant .... sound recordist
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant
Craig Henighan .... sound effects editor
Zach Hunter .... sound trainee
Trevor Leis .... trainee assistant editor
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist: Toronto
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist: Toronto
Heather Osborn .... trainee assistant editor
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
John Sievert .... foley artist
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
John Wojewoda .... boom operator
Steve Baine .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Reg Ashby .... special effects supervisor
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Mike Smith .... titles & opticals: Film Opticals of Canada
Matt Birman .... stunt coordinator
Dwayne McLean .... stunt performer
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt performer
Ron Webber .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Anderson .... electrician
Jennifer Beasley .... camera loader
Mark Berlet .... chief lighting technician
Matty Cooper .... electrician
Dave June .... camera assistant: second unit (as David June)
Rick Leger .... generator operator
Russ Martin .... still photographer
Juan Carlos Montalvo .... second assistant camera (as Juan Montalvo)
Loreen Ruddock .... best boy electric
Yuri Sandler .... grip
Terry Smallwood .... video playback technician
Craig Stewart .... dolly grip
Barry Stone .... camera operator
James Tamblyn .... video playback technician
Rae Thurston .... grip and lighting equipment: PS Production Services (as Ray Thurston)
Christopher J. Toudy .... key grip (as Christopher Toudy)
Joe Turner .... best boy grip
Robert Varga .... grip and lighting equipment: PS Production Services
Brian White .... first assistant camera
Serhat H. Yalcinkaya .... camera trainee
Dave Sansford .... generator operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
John Buchan .... casting
Bradley A. Flett .... extras casting (as Brad Flett)
Ivy Isenberg .... casting associate
Jenny Lewis .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Archer .... assistant costume designer
Erika Larner .... wardrobe set supervisor
Jody Orsini .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Roberta Bratti .... post-production editor: DeLuxe Toronto
Rob Dick .... post-production editor: DeLuxe Toronto
Todd Farrell .... first assistant editor
Karla Firby .... post-production editor: DeLuxe Toronto
Georgina Firth .... negative cutter: Barb Swift Neg-Cutting
Stan Ford .... post-production editor: DeLuxe Toronto
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Darren Jennekens .... picture editor
Ivan Kovac .... negative cutter: Barb Swift Neg-Cutting
Steve Mayhew .... video mastering: Eyes Post
Crissy Middleton .... negative cutter: Barb Swift Neg-Cutting
Ron Middleton .... negative cutter: Barb Swift Neg-Cutting
Joanne Rourke .... video mastering: HD
Lorraine Samuel .... post-production editor: DeLuxe Toronto
Lionel Strutt .... post-production coordinator: UK
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Ron Proulx .... music supervisor
Chris Robinson .... co-music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Martin Boon .... driver
Paul Davies .... driver
David McLaren .... transportation captain
Jerry Skavinsky .... transportation coordinator
Craig Taylor .... driver
Greg Wall .... driver
Other crew
Penelope Antoniou .... production accountant
Amy Barrie .... assistant production coordinator
Darren J. Biro .... assistant location manager (as DJ Biro)
Chris Cirilo .... assistant: Deborah Kara Unger
Brad Wm. Clark .... location manager: second unit (as Brad Clark)
Cyril Drabinsky .... executive consultant
Michael F. Gunter .... executive consultant
Mike Gunter .... executive consultant (credited as michael f. gunter)
Jeffrey Hands .... creative advisor
Moria Holmes .... completion bond company representative: Film Finances Canada
Matti Huhta .... script supervisor
Dennis Jacobson .... first assistant payroll accountant
Michael Kessler .... assistant to director
Natasha Koifman .... publicist
Bryan LaCour .... production finance associate: Comerica Bank of California
Mary Legakis .... film finances representative: Independent Film Financing Inc.
Rob Manson .... location manager
Quentin Matheson .... web site designer: The Well Dressed Robot
Chris McKean .... crafts service
June Nayler .... insurance provider: Jones Brown & Associates
Delia Pereira .... banking services: Scotiabank
Laura Polley .... film finances representative: Independent Film Financing Inc.
Kyra Rattray .... location assistant (as Kyra Dawn Rattray)
Morgan H. Rector .... production finance associate: Comerica Bank of California (as Morgan Rector)
Brydon Roe .... production consultant
Ken Rosenthal .... legal services: Gardiner-Roberts
Greg Shoom-Kirsh .... production assistant
Vanessa Steinmetz .... film finances representative: Independent Film Financing Inc.
Jim Sternberg .... completion bond company representative: Film Finances Canada
Jody Tansley .... on-set nurse (as Jodi Tansley)
Charles Taylor .... armorer (as Charlie Taylor)
Mark Thomas .... production consultant
Kirk Thompson .... insurance provider: Jones Brown & Associates
Paula Thorpe .... executive consultant
Steven Zander .... production coordinator
Jennifer Thomas .... key assistant accountant (uncredited)
Chalmers Adams .... thanks
Brian Asbury .... the producers wish to thank
Linda Beath .... thanks
Greg Beer .... thanks
Carolyn Bennett .... thanks
Phillip Borsos .... thanks
John Bradshaw .... the producers wish to thank
Brendan Calder .... thanks
Diane Cappelletto .... the producers wish to thank
Wayne Clarkson .... thanks
Derby Crewe .... the producers wish to thank
Michael Gebauer .... the producers wish to thank
Janet Hadjidimitriou .... thanks
Michael Harilaid .... the producers wish to thank
Debra Henderson .... thanks
Bill House .... thanks
Jeff Jackson .... special thanks: Heenan Blaikie
Norman Jewison .... thanks
Jacqueline Mackey .... thanks
Gabriella Martinelli .... thanks
Neil Morrissey .... the producers wish to thank
John O'Brian .... thanks
Chan Park .... thanks
Delia Pereira .... special thanks: Scotiabank
Laura Polley .... the producers wish to thank
Jason Roe .... the producers wish to thank
Jeff Sackman .... the producers wish to thank
Jim Sternberg .... the producers wish to thank
Mark Terry .... thanks
Kirk Thompson .... the producers wish to thank
Rae Thurston .... the producers wish to thank
Marvin Waxman .... the producers wish to thank (as Dr. Waxman)

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content
Canada:89 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:89 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Did You Know?

Despite the fact that the screenplay was one of the most famous ever to circulate among insiders of the *real* Hollywood North, the movie still took an incredibly long time to get filmed - the screenplay was originally written in the mid '80s. There was a serious attempt to film it in 1987, but the plans were ultimately scrubbed.See more »
Lindsay Marshall:If God were Canadian, he would come down and destroy you and this production in a fiery apocalyptic rebuke!See more »
Movie Connections:
References In Praise of Older Women (1978)See more »
Under My HatSee more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Jennifer Tilly comes out on top ..., 21 November 2003

Never have I seen the beautiful Jennifer Tilly look as luscious as she does in Peter O'Brien's "Hollywood North". I saw the film at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and the movie is still on my mind. That's because "Hollywood North", a comedy about the 'movie biz' actually delivers the cinematic goods.

The movie's tech credits are slick all-round and directed with a steadfast assurance by O'Brien, a notable producer of some merit during the Canadian 'tax-shelter' movie scene of the early '80's and '90's, winner of numerous Canadian film awards while giving a break to many up and coming actor/writers. Now its his turn to helm the action and he has turned in a sophisticated and wry comedy about a movie scheme that unexpectedly takes a turn for the worse.

Ms. Tilly is quite unforgettable as a sex-starved actress, performing in a low-budget movie titled "Flight To Bogota", with one particular hot scene that rivals Kim Cattral's love-making from another Canadian classic "Porky's". Meanwhile the beautiful Deborah Kara Unger pops in and out of the film sets with a documentary camera crew, putting the finishing touches on HER movie about the making of THIS movie.

Matthew Modine is quite hilarious as a befuddled newbie producer, John Neville as an assured, yet doddering director, Kim Coates as a hot-headed actor, Fab Filipo as the young leading man, Joe Cobden as Modine's frizzy-haired co-producer and Alan Bates, as a crazed, gentlemanly actor from the old school.

But the real star of this show is Hollywood North itself : the fledgling Canadian film industry of the 1970's searching for culture, indentity and a quest for respectability ...

This is an entertaining feature that deserves a wide theatrical release...

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