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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 5 February 2016 (USA)
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A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix. Written by Warren D'Souza

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Lights. Camera. Abduction.

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Comedy | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking | See all certifications »

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5 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Hail, Caesar! A Tale of The Christ  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,355,225 (USA) (5 February 2016)

Gross:

$29,997,095 (USA) (18 March 2016)
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Trivia

Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens, and Ralph Fiennes previously appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). See more »

Goofs

When Mannix is viewing the rushes (or dailies), they are being shown in color. Rushes would have been printed on inexpensive black-and-white stock as they were used only for cursory approval purposes. See more »

Quotes

DeeAnna Moran: Hey, Maxie, bring me my ass back!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits there is a disclaimer that reads "This motion picture contains no visual depiction of the godhead." See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Future (2016) See more »

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Tales of Hoffman - Act IV: Barcarolle, Belle Nuit
Written by Jacques Offenbach
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All Style and No Substance
8 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the previews of this film, I had a high level of anticipation for the Coen Brothers' latest venture, expecting it to be an hilarious and satiric romp through the halls of 50's Hollywood. The Coens are excellent technicians so the riffs on MGM, 50's Hollywood Stars, and the general machinations of the studio system were very well done. But I'm afraid the film's achievements were pretty much relegated to this dimension and overall the film remained in the category which I term "All Style and No Substance," clever but ultimately delivering a thin story. Along the way there are some wonderful bits, especially Channing Tatum singing and tap dancing in a suggestively gay sailor dance routine, Tilda Swinton playing twin columnists, Alden Ehrenreich doing some hilarious cowboy stunts on a horse and with a lasso, and Ralph Fiennes directing in a sort of prissy manner. However, none of the plot lines ever yielded anything substantive. I found it difficult to figure out just what the Coen Brothers were attempting with this film.


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