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Hollywoodland (2006)

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A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.

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Struggling private investigator Louis Simo treats his work more as a means to make a living than a want to do right by what few clients he has. Through connections with the investigation firm for which he used to work, Simo is hired by Helen Bessolo to investigate the death of her son, actor George Reeves. Reeves was best known for his title role in Adventures of Superman (1952), a role which he always despised, in part since it typecast him as a "cartoon", despite it bringing him a certain fame. His June 16, 1959 death by a single gunshot wound while in his bedroom in his Los Angeles home was ruled a suicide by the police, the death which occurred when the house was filled with people. Reeves' story is told in part in flashback as Simo, who is trying to make a name for himself with this case, talks to or tries to talk to some of the players involved, most specifically the wife of MGM General Manager E.J. Mannix, Toni Mannix, with who Reeves was having a relatively open and ... Written by Huggo

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Living in Holly wood can make you famous. Dying in Hollywood can make you a legend. See more »


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Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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8 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Truth, Justice, and the American Way  »

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Opening Weekend:

£65,735 (UK) (24 November 2006)

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£65,735 (UK) (24 November 2006)
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Feature film debut for veteran TV director Allen Coulter. See more »

Goofs

When Louis Simo is entering the Mannix house behind the flower delivery man, the flowers' ribbons read, "Eddie and Toni, Happy Anniversary." Their anniversary was on May 31, George Reeves died on June 16. In that scene, Toni Lanier was grieving George's death. Unless they were celebrating their anniversary two weeks late (unlikely), this is an error. See more »

Quotes

Toni Mannix: She's a lesbian, you know.
George Reeves: Who?
Toni Mannix: The one playing Lois.
George Reeves: Phyllis? Is she really?
Toni Mannix: No. She is now, as far as you're concerned.
George Reeves: Well... there it is.
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Features From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

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From Here to Eternity
Composed by Walter Scharf
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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A real "movie" movie, for a change
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just came from a screening of this film thanks to the Palm Springs International Film Society, and it was nearly perfect...like films used to be before pop culture took over. Adrien Brody was his best since "The Pianist", and Ben Affleck was his best since...well, his best, period. Diane Lane disappeared into her role and Bob Hoskins was his usual, brilliant self. The supporting cast of Molly Parker, Joe Spano and Robin Tunney were (no pun intended) "picture perfect". The parallel stories of Brody's private investigator and George Reeves before, during and after "Superman", and the mystery of whether Reeves was a suicide or a homicide (and, if the latter, who done it?) were wonderfully brought to life. This film made me want to know more,and raised the question: just where do they find all those primo 50's and 60's vintage cars? Go see this one, and take a friend...you'll be the recommendation hero.


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