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Paparazzi (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 September 2004 (USA)
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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Storyline

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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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

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,855,111 (USA) (5 September 2004)

Gross:

$15,712,072 (USA) (14 November 2004)
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Trivia

Tom Sizemore and Kevin Gage appeared in Heat (1995). See more »

Goofs

On the cover of the Paparazzi magazine, the word "accident" is spelled "accicdent". See more »

Quotes

Leonard Clark: Nice legs. What time do they open?
Marcy: [angrily] Does that line usually WORK where you come from?
Leonard Clark: Yeah, once or twice.
Marcy: LEAVE! NOW!
[a few minutes later across the bar]
Wendell Stokes: What's she like?
Leonard Clark: She's a lesbian.
Rex Harper: Oh yeah. I'm going for a second opinion.
Kevin Rosner: [chuckles] God, you get a lot of lesbians.
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Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Won't Go Hollywood
Performed by Bleu
Courtesy of Aware Records/Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by William J. McAuley and Dave Bassett
Published by EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Crappy Music (ASCAP), David Bassett
All rights for Crappy controlled and administered by EMI April Music, Inc. and Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co.,
Inc. (ASCAP); Dreamworks Songs (ASCAP); Royal Swirly (ASCAP)
All rights for Dreamworks and Royal Swirly controlled and administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co.,
Inc.
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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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