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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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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

Budget:

$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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Was inspired when Mel Gibson and some celebrities were talking about paparazzi nightmares and Gibson said, "What a great revenge film this would make." He is one of the film's producers. 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

Reporter: [after Harper's Arrest] Are you and Wendell lovers?
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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)
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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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