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Paparazzi (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 September 2004 (USA)
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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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Zach Laramie (as Blake Bryan)
Police Lab Tech
Bo's Publicist
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scatto mortale - Paparazzi  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,855,111 (USA) (3 September 2004)


$15,712,072 (USA) (12 November 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one certain point, Detective Burton talks about how "one of those Baldwin brothers" was ripped off by an unscrupulous paparazzi. One of those "unscrupulous paparazzi" in this movie is played by Daniel Baldwin, "one of those Baldwin brothers". See more »


On the cover of the Paparazzi magazine, the word "accident" is spelled "accicdent". See more »


[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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Enjoyable Entertainment
6 February 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Beverly Hills, the Montana family-man actor Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser) becomes a superstar with the franchise of his action movie "Adrenaline Force". His family and he lose their privacy with the success, being stalked by four tabloid paparazzi leaded by the despicable Rex Harper (Tom Sizemore). When the photographers provoke a tragic traffic accident with Bo and his family, his wife Abby Laramie (Robin Tunney) is seriously injured and his son Zach Laramie (Blake Bryan) enters in coma. When Bo unintentionally causes a fatal accident with Kevin Rosner (Kevin Gage), he decides to plot revenge against the other three scumbags to protect his family.

"Paparazzi" is flawed, but is also an entertaining tale of revenge. Tom Sizemore is amazing in his performance of a nasty guy, and there are the uncredited participations of many VIPs, such as Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson, Chris Rock and Matthew McConaughey among others. It is funny to see the evolution (?) of the naive character Paparazzo, performed by Walter Santesso in Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" to the present days. Do not think too much about the flaws, and you will certainly see an enjoyable film. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Paparazzi"

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