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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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Cambada de Amadores  »

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£91,156 (UK) (19 December 2008)

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£201,849 (UK) (26 December 2008)
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In a radio interview broadcast 20th May 2013 on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdon, Samantha Bond described some of the behind-the-screens tensions during the making of this film. She stated that Burt Reynolds' 'high maintenance' behavior on set bore some resemblance to the actions of his character. This behaviour, Bond stated, included locking himself in his trailer and having to be coaxed out by the director or producer, not making much of an effort to mix with or get to know many of the rest of the cast (Samantha Bond excepted) and not learning his lines. 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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