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Paparazzi (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  3 September 2004 (USA)
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A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.

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Bo Laramie is a movie star who has finally achieved success. But success comes at a price, in the form of four persistent photographers known as the paparazzi. Using their dishonest methods of getting the money shot regardless of what it takes, they'll stop at nothing in exploiting Bo for every last penny. But when one of their ventures nearly costs Bo's life and that of his family when they cause a car accident and do nothing afterwords except take photos, Bo has finally reached his breaking point. In doing so, Bo decides to exact a crafty and complex revenge on those four who have enjoyed making his life a living hell with his focus on the paparazzi's ring leader, Rex Harper. Written by monkeykingma

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Hollywood's worst nightmare See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Scatto mortale - Paparazzi  »

Box Office

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,183 (Hong Kong) (11 November 2005)

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$54,183 (Hong Kong) (11 November 2005)
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Mel Gibson:  as a patient waiting to see the therapist that Cole Hauser's character Bo Laramie is forced to see. Gibson is one of the film's producers. See more »

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When Bo leaves the donut shop, after confronting the guy with the motorcycle there is no tint on the front windshield of his SUV. Yet when he is seen driving down the mountain roads you can clearly see the tint on the top of the front windshield See more »

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Zach Laramie: Why is Daddy on a magazine with a black thing covering his peepee?
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Innovative story meets medium-acting
7 September 2004 | by (Aachen, Germany) – See all my reviews

Don't expect too much, the main characters acting ... well, lets call it medium. I liked the cameo of Chris Rock and I also enjoyed the Peter-Falk-Columbo-Detective snooping around and investigating. The no-1 bad guy (Tom Sizemore) did the best job being nasty, antisocial, all up for the money and ... scared. The story is good and entertaining but could go a little deeper, some twists here and there would have spiced it up a little ... it's too linear. The ending is OK, I don't think there will be a Paparazzi 2, but you never know these days :)

All in all a good, enjoyable movie you can watch without overpowering your brain.


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