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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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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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revenge | paparazzi | actor | movie star | coma | See more »

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They were after a story. Now, he's after them. 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)

Gross:

$54,183 (Hong Kong) (11 November 2005)
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Whilst researching the project, Paul Abascal spoke with one of the world's leading members of the paparazzi, a man who had obtained pictures of Elizabeth Taylor with her head shaved after brain surgery and of Barbra Streisand's private wedding to James Brolin. He had even gone to the expense of hiring a submarine to try and catch a few pictures of Princess Diana when she was holidaying in the tropics. See more »

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When Bo Laramie is chasing the bad guy during the shooting of Adrenaline Force 2, the bad guy crashes into the window and Bo is supposed to be sliding down the ladder but he is still standing on the balcony. See more »

Quotes

[Rex has a videotape of Marcy having sex]
Rex Harper: You still think you're going to tell the police the truth about Laramie's accident, you'd BETTER THINK AGAIN! Not only will I broadcast this on every porno site on the internet, I'll make sure a copy ends up on your father's desk at the State Department.
Marcy: You wouldn't do that?
Rex Harper: Wouldn't I? That's not MY FACE you see on that screen. So go. GO to the police! SEE if I'm bluffing! Meanwhile, get out of my GODDAMN HOUSE! Get out of here!
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My Thing
Performed by Jeff Beck
Vocals by Nancy Sorrell
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by Jeff Beck, Andrew Wright, Nancy Sorrell
Published by Windswept Music, Ltd (PRS) and WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) on behalf of Deuce Music, Ltd.
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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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