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

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3 September 2004 (USA)  »

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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Wendell Stokes: The public wants raw and real and that's what we give 'em. Let me tell you something, my friends, we're the last of the real hunters.
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Solid, if Unspectacular
4 September 2004 | by (East Coast US) – See all my reviews

I found the movie hearkening back to the revenge thrillers of the '70s and '80s.

It moves from point A to point B with little to no surprises, but it's still an enjoyable film. The film actually lived up to the trailer, which made me want to see it.

Cole Hauser carried his role of Bo Laramie well.

Tom Sizemore oozed the right amount of SCUMBAG for the role, but that comes as no surprise to me.

My only real problem was the rather blatant lobotomy they gave Dennis Farina's character. Any detective worth his salt would've instantly made Laramie the prime suspect when the photographers who nearly killed his wife and son turn up dead.

Probably wouldn't buy it on DVD, but I'd definitely see it again.


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