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The Deal (I) (2008)

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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. ... See full summary »

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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie. Written by IMDb editor

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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In addition to playing the role of Charlie Berns in the film, William H. Macy also reads the audio book upon which the film is based. See more »

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When Deidre and Charlie start arguing in the Czech studio, Lionel and the girl get up and leave - twice. See more »

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Robbie Bop
Written and Performed by Robbie Jansen
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The Deal is Real!
2 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this film, and once again, William H. Macy does not disappoint. He portrays these saddened characters so well (among his other great portrayals), and this film is no exception. I'm a huge fan of films within films/Hollywood satires, so The Deal fit right in. The film portrays a struggling, suicidal screenwriter who wants to go out with a bang, but during his final project, he finds new hope and strength to continue. LL Cool J is just hilarious as the main action star/method actor. His scenes stand out the most. But the film's dialogue is great, as well as the movie within a movie, a film based on Benjamin Disraeli but with a twist. I won't spoil anything else, except to say it's well worth the viewing if you love movies, William H. Macy, or more movies.


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