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Coup de Cinema (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 April 2013 (USA)
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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:
Miles Smith
Dennis Fitzpatrick ...
Buster Owens
Adrian Dreyfus
Nomi Summa ...
Barrie Wild ...
Rick Steiner
Tony Zilka ...
Ren Fields
Tylor Neist ...
Tracy Conklin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecil Averett ...
Michael Biesanz ...
Zack Mintz


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.


Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

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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In the scene where Miles confronts Caitlyn about their relationship, a framed picture in the background depicts "Edward Fopperschmitz," an animated character who starred in the pitch video (voiced by Hillebrecht) made by the filmmakers to raise money on Hillebrecht had to create and insert the image into the frame during post-production because an Ansel Adams print was hanging there during shooting and posed potential copyright issues. Fopperschmitz has his own Facebook page, which notes that he was born March 3, 1930, and is an alum of "Perriwinkle Highschool" class of 1948 and "Brickmesiter Institute for Men" class of 1952, both of which have their own Facebook pages and as of May 2011, no "Likes." See more »


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 »


Rick Steiner: So, do you have a demo reel I can see of your work?
Miles Smith: No, um, but I can get you references.
Rick Steiner: Who?
Miles Smith: [after a pause] Mom and Dad?
Rick Steiner: Hmm. Impressive.
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Enjoyable, Quality Film
28 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a fantastic film. Some may say it was great for for being shot on a low budget, or with volunteer actors, or because the filmmakers are in their early 20's. While all of those may be true, it's not necessary to qualify a "it's a great film because..." statement. It's just a great film anyway, on any budget, with any type of actors and a writer/director of any age.

It's very tight with nothing useless and the characters are very lovable, yet real. It was funny and poignant.

The director is 23, yet he's already making a film about a character that truly loves film. Many young directors' protagonists are glorious heroes, but Parker's is a real, passionate young man whose head is focused on the quality of his work, not on the financial benefits of making film.

It's a filmmaker's film, but good for everyone!

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