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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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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) (3 September 2004)

Gross:

$15,712,072 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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Tom Sizemore was off the movie for two weeks, recovering from a car accident. A small scar can be spotted on his forehead in some scenes, as a result of this. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Leonard Clark: [planting a hidden micro-camera and talking to it] Now that's it. Just do your stuff.
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Features Speed (1994) See more »

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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.,
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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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