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Strictly Background (2007)

A documentary spotlighting movie extras - the indispensable background actors in films.

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Terry Bolo ...
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Cecilia Hartfeld ...
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Louis McCarten ...
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Jay Michaels ...
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Cary Y. Mizobe ...
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Tafan Nieves ...
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Mark Nobel ...
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John Richards ...
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Marvin Rouillard ...
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For decades, film and television audiences have watched their favorite stars with little thought or concern for the people standing behind them. All of that is about to change as "Strictly Background" explores the charm and determination of some of Hollywood's hardest working actors, professional "extras." Turning industry convention on its head, this humorous & heartfelt documentary follows ten background actors as they navigate their way on and off the set. Both a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood and a character-driven film, "Strictly Background" is a dynamic exploration into the pursuit of stardom and the real life struggle to stand out. Written by Hunter Woo

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Extras in the spotlight.

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Strictly Background: Extras in the Spotlight  »

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The film won a total of 6 Film Festival Awards. See more »

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Terry Bolo: My next door neighbors used to think I was a hooker because I'd always be leaving the house at some different time in a different outfit.
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To all Background Actors, your hard work and dedication is vital to the entertainment industry so continue to be your very best and never lose sight of the dream! See more »

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References Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) See more »

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Good Film !!!
3 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hollywood suits should be forced to see STRICTLY BACKGROUND to understand the honor, pathos and love of craft as evidenced by the background players featured in this film.The film has humor, desperation and hope.You will grow close to these individuals through their honesty and determination.In many ways the film mirrors life. You try to find something that fits you and you do your best. But your fate is in the hands of the movie gods. They hire and fire and if you're lucky they promote you.This film is for everyone. You do not have to be a movie fan to enjoy the stories the film unfolds. As someone who has been an extra, director and producer I highly recommend STRICTLY BACKGROUND.


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