5.8/10
13,602
140 user 72 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

(as Forrest Smith)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.

Director: Keith Gordon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill
Punishment (TV Series 1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man eats soup that is much too hot, people watch in fear.

Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Coleby, Ralph Cotterill
The Quest for Captain Kidd (TV Movie 2001)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A documentary narrated by Mel Gibson that is about the expedition to search for Captain Kidd's flagship, The Adventure Galley.

Director: Charles Vanderpool
Stars: Mel Gibson, Brad Howard, Theodore L. Ullrich
Summer City (1977)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The exploits of four boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

Director: Christopher Fraser
Stars: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When Pete Connely is dumped by his girlfriend, he is sentenced to a surrealistic, male-bonding prison known as The Chili Con Carne Club. Features Mel Gibson stars Kristy Swanson.

Director: Jonathan Kahn
Stars: John Philbin, Kristy Swanson, Martin Charles Warner
The Hero (TV Movie 1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Australian ABC TV children's educational program shows how a TV show actor is cast and works to create an episode of a TV program.

Director: Martin Williams
Stars: Mel Gibson, Vivienne Garrett, Michael Aitkens
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tragi-comic, romantic whodunnit set in a run down hotel which plays host to mentally ill people too poor to afford medical insurance.

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson
Complete Savages (2004–2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A single dad is trying to bring up his unruly sons on his own, as well as work as a fireman with his brother Jimmy, after their mother ran off 10 years before.

Stars: Keith Carradine, Erik von Detten, Andrew Eiden
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt, an engineer badly hurt in the accident, knows that the leak will ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Barry
Stars: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Blake Michael Bryan ...
Zach Laramie (as Blake Bryan)
...
...
...
...
Police Lab Tech
...
...
Bo's Publicist
...
Greg Castro ...
Policeman
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's time to settle the score. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA)  »

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mel Gibson: As a patient waiting to see the therapist that Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser) is forced to see. See more »

Goofs

When Laramie is fighting one of the paparazzi, he has sweat on his shirt. Yet, just a little time after, he is still wearing the same shirt, the sweat is gone and it didn't have enough time to dry. See more »

Quotes

[Harper and Stokes just came back from Laramie's house]
Wendell Stokes: So what do we do now?
Rex Harper: [with increasing anger] The whole idea of going IN THERE, Wendell, was to protect ourselves. If we were worried about Laramie coming after us before, we have GUARANTEED it now!
Wendell Stokes: Why don't we go to the police?
Rex Harper: [incensed and angrier] And tell them what? "We broke into his house. YOU *ATTACKED* HIS WIFE! And that WE would like some protection?" You are a moron, Wendell. You are an ABSOLUTE *MORON*!
Wendell Stokes: Hey, what the hell do you ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Features Speed (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Going in the Right Direction
Performed by Robert Randolph and The Family Band
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Written by Robert Randolph
Published by Happy Fingers Too Publishing (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Paparazzi Purge
4 September 2004 | by (Kitchener, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser) is living "The American Dream". Money, fame, fortune beyond his wildest dreams. But unfortunate for Laramie, fame comes with a price, by the name of the Paparazzi. The persistence of the paparazzi leaves Laramie in the hospital, and his son in a coma. The press will clearly do anything to get the perfect shot. Laramie decides that the only to stop his problems is to take them out one by one.

A team of four relentless paparazzi soon are the ones who become the victims. The ringleader of the gang, Rex Harper (Tom Sizemore) soon realizes that he and his gang are the ones in danger. Wendell Stokes (Daniel Baldwin), Leonard Clark (Tom Hollander) and Kevin Rosner (Kevin Gage) make up the four paparazzi that Laramie is bend on destroying.

One of the highlights of my summer was "Paparazzi". I wanted to see this since I first saw the trailer for it. Looked like a pretty interesting take on the action/thriller genres. The lead roles Cole Hauser and Tom Sizemore are quite impressive. In my opinion, Sizemore owns this movie. While it's not the role he was born to play, I can't see many others playing the role of Harper.

One thing I found interesting is that Mel Gibson along with other producers of Paparazzi were inspired to make this film upon reading articles of paparazzi attacks. Not as serious as the one in the film, but nevertheless.

The film is one of the first of its kind. That I've seen anyways. Exploiting the paparazzi. It just sounds like a fun movie to me. One that I haven't seen before. Paparazzi is other all, a very fun, enjoyable and a very entertaining flick. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. I wasn't.

***/*****


46 of 63 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?