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Courage & Stupidity (2005)

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Steven, a young filmmaker must find another way to make his monster movie after he and a friend (George) break the mechanical creature.

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Steven
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Kahil Dotay ...
Ricky
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Scheider
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An imaginary film inspired by the most extraordinary movie maker of all time! Set in 1974, "Steven" an up and coming Hollywood director is convinced his new shark movie will be cake to make. Ideas become complicated after he and his friend "George" accidentally break the mechanical fish. Now the filmmaker is faced with the deadline of making a monster movie without a monster. Written by Anonymous

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His movie is classic. The story behind it is legendary.

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Short | Comedy | Fantasy

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Darin Beckstead met with Rodney Dangerfield at his home. Dangerfield initially planned to play one of the "producer" characters, but was ultimately unable due to health complications. See more »

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Delightful but possible front for a Hollywood director
25 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed watching this movie.

It felt like I was watching a Disney-type movie in compressed format.

What do I mean? The film hits all points from funny to meaningful drama. Unfortunately, due to the length, it only hit the surface of scenes that could have been expanded if the film were feature length.

I am amazed on how professional it looked and the quality of the actors. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that a Hollywood guy directed and financed this himself and used "Darin Beckstead" as a fake name or as a front man. I mean who is this "Darin Beckstead" and how could he go from nowhere to make something like this (this thing must have cost at least $200,000 to make).


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