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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

 |  Comedy  |  2009 (USA)
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A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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They wished for a star, then wished they hadn't.

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2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cambada de Amadores  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£91,156 (UK) (19 December 2008)

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£201,849 (UK) (26 December 2008)
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The picture that Jefferson Steel (Burt Reynolds) is seen appearing in at the start of this movie was called 'Ultimate Finality 4'. Steel has appeared in four of these 'Ultimate Finality' pictures. In real life though, Reynolds never starred in four films of a movie series franchise that went to four pictures / a third sequel. Reynolds only ever starred in two of the three 'Cannonball Run' and two of the three 'Smokey and the Bandit' movies and only appeared in a small cameo in Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983). Reynolds though did appear in one of the five 'Universal Solider' movies. See more »

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4 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Film that i saw advertised never got to see,but came in the cinemas and went out again straight away.

i found it for a fiver in tescos and thought why not, a good casting, reynolds as lear playing with a British tour de force.

A wonderful i think piece of British cinema, some great one liners and reynolds doesn't steal the show, he shares it with the pigs and his sterilised hot tub and a wonderful cast who all admitted they were starstruck working with "burt reynolds".

even the dog gets some great lines in my opinion watch it, its one of them little gems that i will go on about.

with such trash in the last few year being made Indiana jones and the X files ripoff (thank god i didn't buy it or even cinema to view that ) around this film is a tonic to watch.one i can watch again and again i think.

thank you "you bunch of amateurs".


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