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Hollywood Man (1976)

Hollywood action film star Rafe Stoker has sunk $130,000 of his own money into his own production, but can't find legitimate financing to complete the film. His mob-connected investor ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Smith ... Rafe Stoker
Jennifer Billingsley ... Buttons
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Harvey
Jude Farese Jude Farese ... Rhodes
Mary Woronov ... Julie (as Mary Waronov)
Tom Simcox ... The Sheriff
Don Stroud ... Barney
Carmine Caridi Carmine Caridi ... Anthony
Angelo Farese Angelo Farese ... Angelo Russo
Michael DeLano ... J.J. (as Michael Delano)
John Alderman ... Jesus
Wayde Preston ... Tex (as Wade Preston)
David Pritchard David Pritchard ... Dennis
Stefanie Auerbach Stefanie Auerbach ... Audrey (as Stephanie Auerbach)
Art Hern Art Hern ... The Hollywood Producer
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Hollywood action film star Rafe Stoker has sunk $130,000 of his own money into his own production, but can't find legitimate financing to complete the film. His mob-connected investor demands an exorbitant amount of collateral and a guarantee that Rafe hand over a commercially acceptable film in 4 weeks, then hires a gang of psycho bikers to sabotage the picture to ensure he collects Stoker's collateral. As if a cranky local cop and bad weather didn't slow production enough, Crazy Harvey decides to take Rafe out of the picture after Rafe shows him up once too often. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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Nobody's going to stop him from making his movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 March 1978 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Stoker See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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Production Co:

Olympic Film Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Selected by Quentin Tarantino for the First Quentin Tarantino Film Fest in Austin, Texas, 1996. See more »

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References Spartacus (1960) See more »

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Hollywood Man
Music and Lyrics by Arnold Capitanelli
Sung by Tony Chance
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It's a biker/action film about making biker/action films
1 March 2001 | by Eegah GuySee all my reviews

Star William Smith basically plays himself in this tale of the difficulties low-budget filmmakers face when making their films outside of the Hollywood system. This film is especially cynical about the ways in which these films get financed and how the good guys always get ripped off in the end. Smith just wants to make movies so he puts up his house as collateral and borrows mob money while he's being harassed by some old psycho biker buddies looking for easy money. This film makes you appreciate the hell that is low-budget B-movie filmmaking.


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