5.2/10
133
4 user 1 critic

The Assistants (2009)

Trailer
1:17 | Trailer
A group of Hollywood assistants who strive for something bigger, conspire to make a movie behind their bosses' backs using their resources.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The film tells the story of Jack Filice Jr., an heir to a Hollywood Italian-American dynasty. As his father, Jack Sr.(played Tony-award winning Joe Mantegna), lays dying, he asks his only ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Reisman
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Gail O'Grady, Suzanne Happ
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Romanian born Danielle (Giulia Nahmany) is living the dream in NYC working at Beguile magazine under urban-diva fashion editor Vivian (Jane Seymour). But when a coworker steals her idea and... See full summary »

Director: Michael Damian
Stars: Jane Seymour, David Lipper, David Oakes
Comedy | History | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

It's1947, and hard-boiled private investigator Charlie Nickels' client is murdered and her priceless diamond stolen. The investigation forces him to do the one thing he vowed never to do again: trust a dame.

Director: Darrett Sanders
Stars: Kirsten Vangsness, Dean Lemont, Lesley-Anne Down
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When Angelino Jack Robinson gets a new job in Australia, he decides to take his wife Ann, sons Shane and Todd and daughter Elisabeth 'Lizzy' by sailing yacht from Hong Kong to Syndney. The ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Jane Seymour, David Carradine, James Keach
Matters of the Heart (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A world-class pianist (Seymour) becomes romantically and sexually involved with her young protege (Gartin).

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes
Stars: Jane Seymour, Chris Gartin, James Stacy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a car accident that claimed his father and sister's lives and left his mother in a coma, a boy is sent to live with his reclusive aunt on Sable Island, a world-renowned wild horse preserve.

Director: Eleanor Lindo
Stars: Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The 'keys to freedom' for citizens of Hong Kong are US passports, as their city quakes with the imminent transition to Chinese Communist rule. A deadly black market for passports is ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Feke
Stars: Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif, Denholm Elliott
Murder in the Mirror (TV Movie 2000)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Mary meets Paul, marries Paul and when Paul is murdered becomes the number one suspect. While the police are preparing their case against her she begins her own investigation which takes ... See full summary »

Director: James Keach
Stars: Jane Seymour, James Farentino, Robert Desiderio
Memories of Midnight (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A beautiful amnesiac struggles to regain her memory, unaware of the danger she will face because of it.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif, Theodore Bikel
Paid in Full (2016)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When her sister is killed at the hands of sex traffickers, a young woman takes matters into her own hands, and avenges her sister's death.

Director: Lance Kawas
Stars: Jonathan Bennett, James Russo, Zen Gesner
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

True story from the 19th century about an English actress who marries a US plantation owner. Appalled by slavery, she dedicates her life to oppose it and her husband and help her husband's slaves in any way possible, including escaping.

Director: James Keach
Stars: Jane Seymour, Keith Carradine, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Siren (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Steve Morris
Stars: Elena Evangelo, Søren Oliver, Josh Haber
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Carl Dresden (as Michael Terry)
...
Sarah Bryant
...
Ben Goodrich
...
Alex Kramer
...
Bill Riley
...
Gary Greene
...
Sandy Goldman
...
Cassie Levine
...
Zack Cooper
...
Jamie Nash
Steve Morris ...
Sven
Kevin Koster ...
Myron
...
Bartender
Josh Haber ...
Thin Garbage (as Josh Walsh)
Edit

Storyline

A group of Hollywood assistants who strive for something bigger, conspire to make a movie behind their bosses' backs using their resources.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What are your dreams worth?

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 December 2010 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

One Stop
Written By Aaron Kaplan
Performed By Aaron Kaplan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
May be worth your time.
25 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Color me pleasantly surprised by this little independent movie about a group of friends searching for success in Hollywood, while desperately trying to avoid the price of selling out (or selling their souls) that so many other people have paid in order to achieve their dreams in the biz. 

The group (each interested in a different aspect of movie production, including writing, directing, editing, producing, acting, and behind the scenes work), hatch a hair-brained scheme to get a movie in production by using their positions as assistant to various powerful people to manipulate things in their favor. 

The movie ranges from light comedy to some fairly heavy stuff. People with inside knowledge of how Hollywood often works will probably appreciate this more than others. 

The Assistants also doesn't look that cheap, which automatically gives it an advantage over a lot of the bare-bones indies that are being made today. I liked it. It's no masterpiece, but it exceeded my expectations by being a pretty interesting small budget flick. 


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Movie Review: The Assistants (2009) Crazyhorse30
Discuss The Assistants (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?