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Auteur (2006)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 27 March 2006 (USA)
"AUTEUR" is a satirical comedy/character study that follows an ambitious video pirate from delusions of grandeur to a well-deserved fall from grace. ERIC PELHAM, our protagonist/anti-hero, ... See full summary »

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Beau Clark ...
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Adrienne
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Jack Burton
Lee Schall ...
Lenny
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Mitch
Jack Rubinoff ...
John-Paul Fine ...
Alberto (as John Paul Fine)
Julian Wells ...
Monique (as Suzy McCoppin)
Stephen Bozzo ...
Boyfriend / Knight / Alien
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Young Eric
Maggie O'Rourke ...
Pretty Little Girl
Allen Gardner ...
Serial Killer
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Woman Exec
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Male Exec (as David Fischer)
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"AUTEUR" is a satirical comedy/character study that follows an ambitious video pirate from delusions of grandeur to a well-deserved fall from grace. ERIC PELHAM, our protagonist/anti-hero, thinks he's a real filmmaker as he callously films major motion pictures, then "pirates" them into VHS and DVD copies to be sold on the black market internationally. Although he claims to be engaged in this nefarious activity in order to raise money that will produce his own screenplay, Eric quickly learns that the rest of the world, particularly the world of Hollywood, is not as foolish as he thinks, and he isn't nearly as clever as he would like to believe. Written by Allen G.

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Steal My Movie!

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Short | Comedy

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Not Rated
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$25,000 (estimated)
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A flashback sequence that took place in the early-'80s was deleted after the first rough cut. It depicted Eric as a kid (played by Creagen Dow), how he met Lenny, and how he learned to be a video pirate. Shot on a circa-1983 home video camera, the picture quality of the tape was deemed too poor, and the sequence ultimately unnecessary, in spite of the filmmakers' fondness for it. It will be included on an upcoming edition of the DVD. See more »

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Tony: You're an original. A real... what's that French word?
Eric Pelham: Auteur. The word is "auteur."
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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fun,fun,fun
6 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I love the way this movie makes fun of itself. It's a fun ride that ends to soon. The way you used animation to move the story forward is imaginative and smart. You show how a smart film maker with little money and a great cast and crew can create a wonderful piece of art. I don't want to give anything away, but I can say you made bold choices, and broke some rules, proving there are no rules. Alex Simon has written a fun script with a message as well. Bravo! Kevin Abrams does a great job with a talented cast. I would loved to have seen more of Mitch & Tony. They could have their own movie. Thanks and good luck on your next film.


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