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Hollywood Boulevard (1976)

In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.

Directors:

Allan Arkush, Joe Dante

Writer:

Danny Opatoshu (screenplay) (as Patrick Hobby)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Woronov ... Mary McQueen
Paul Bartel ... Erich Von Leppe
George Wagner George Wagner ... Cameraman
Jonathan Kaplan ... Scotty
Tara Strohmeier ... Jill McBain
Richard Doran Richard Doran ... P.G.
Candice Rialson ... Candy Wednesday
Dick Miller ... Walter Paisley
John Kramer John Kramer ... Duke Mantee
W.L. Luckey W.L. Luckey ... Rico Bandello
Jeffrey Kramer ... Patrick Hobby
Rita George Rita George ... Bobbi Quackenbush
David Boyle ... Obnoxious Kid
Glenn K. Shimada Glenn K. Shimada ... Ubiqutious Filipino
Joseph McBride ... Drive-In Rapist
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Storyline

Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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The "Ben-Hur" of Exploitation Movies! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Starlets See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All the location scenes shot in Hollywood were done without permits. See more »

Quotes

Walter Paisley: You been in pictures?
Robby: Not recently. I don't do nudity.
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All Rights Reserved Including Zeppelins. See more »

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References Crazy House (1943) See more »

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So Joe Dante started here...
2 June 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Anyone who knows Joe Dante's movies knows that he likes to portray weirdness and/or the underside of everything. "Hollywood Boulevard" is no exception. Candy Hope (Candace Rialson) is a young woman who comes out to Tinseltown looking for a job. Talent scout Walter Paisley (Dick Miller, who has appeared in every one of Dante's movies) gets her a role in an obscure B-movie, where some strange things start happening.

Maybe there's not much to this movie, but it's still quite interesting. Hollywood comes across as a sleazy, but not evil, domain. Among the co-stars are Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov (as the director and one of the other starlets), who are best known as the stars of "Eating Raoul" (they also appeared in the horror flick "Chopping Mall"...which starred Dick Miller as a janitor named Walter Paisley).

I don't really know what else to say about "Hollywood Boulevard", but I do recommend it, if only to cult fans.


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