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Coup de Cinema (2011)

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A film crew hijacks their company's current production and improves it behind the director's back.
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Credited cast:
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Miles Smith
Dennis Fitzpatrick ...
Buster Owens
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Adrian Dreyfus
Nomi Summa ...
Caitlyn
Barrie Wild ...
Tim
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Rick Steiner
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Cynthia
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Jake
Tony Zilka ...
Ren Fields
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Wilhelm
Tylor Neist ...
Daniel
Tracy Conklin ...
Dorian
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Dolores
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Cecil Averett ...
Runner
Michael Biesanz ...
Zack Mintz
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When a headstrong filmmaker gets a lowly job at the worst film production house in town, he leads a disillusioned film crew into hijacking their company's latest movie, filming a better version behind the back of their overbearing director. Written by Anonymous

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STEP 1: Steal the script and make it better. STEP 2: Get cast & crew to help remake the film. STEP 3: Don't get caught.

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Comedy | Drama

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3 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coup de Théâtre  »

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$15,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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The working title through most of production was "Coup de Théâtre," a French phrase that translates literally as "blow of theater" or "knock of drama," and refers to a dramatic turn of events or a theatrical trick staged for dramatic effect. Eventually the creators acquiesced to the fact that the title didn't accurately reflect the mood of the film, and even the majority of the cast and crew had trouble pronouncing it! The title was changed to "Coup de Cinema" shortly before its rough cut debut in late 2010. See more »

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When Ren Fields flees the transit train, hazy reflections of bystanders are visible in one of the train windows. However, no one is there. Non-actor bystanders had wandered through the shot, requiring them to be digitally removed. While surrounding detail allowed them to be realistically painted out of the shot, the reflections remained, leaving an unintended ghostly effect. See more »

Quotes

Buster Owens: You know, I don't think it's even allowed for somebody to get this jaded so soon.
Miles Smith: I came into this jaded. I mean, ever since college life's been one boot to the head after another.
Buster Owens: Yeah, well, I know how that goes.
Miles Smith: So then you understand why we have to do this.
Buster Owens: I think you're crazy.
Miles Smith: Takes one to know one, buddy.
Buster Owens: Come again?
Miles Smith: I looked you up online last night. You were a special brand of retro-crazy.
Buster Owens: Yeah, well, that was when I was young and stupid.
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Cute film about filmmaking
23 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a cute film done on a low budget in and around the Portland, Oregon area. Some of the indoor scenes are a little too dimly lit, but the acting was good, as was the soundtrack. I laughed out loud a number of times while watching it. The co-directors are both relatively young and have done a number of shorter films before. This is professionally directed, professionally acted and professionally shot. Yes, there are some of the usual clichés here but they do not belabor any point and the pace moves along pretty well. A number of good local actors were used as well as some non-actors. It was so well done, though, that there is no taste of amateur anywhere in it.


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