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Hail Caesar (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 11 May 1994 (USA)
Caesar is a would-be rock star. But for now, he works at a pencil eraser factory. Soon he falls in love with the owner's daughter. In order to get her, he bets with the old man that he can ... See full summary »


Bob Mittenthal (as Robert Mittenthal)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Julius Caesar McMurty
Bobbie Phillips ... Buffer Bidwell
Leslie Danon Leslie Danon ... Annie
Nicholas Pryor ... Bidwell
Kane Picoy Kane Picoy ... Remora
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mailman
Ilia Volok ... Wlad
Robert Downey Jr. ... Jerry
Phillip B. Fahey Phillip B. Fahey ... Dave
Frank Gorshin ... Pete Dewitt
Selma Koster Selma Koster ... Miss Poydras
Grant Cramer ... Squash Pro
Judd Nelson ... Prisoner One
Jaime Cardriche ... Prisoner Two
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ... Prisoner Three


Caesar is a would-be rock star. But for now, he works at a pencil eraser factory. Soon he falls in love with the owner's daughter. In order to get her, he bets with the old man that he can make a hundred thousand dollars in six months. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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It's hard to rock 'n' roll when you're knee-deep in rubber erasers!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for moments of mild language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Anthony Michael Hall cast many of his friends and co-stars from other movies, such as Robert Downey, Jr., who shared scenes with Hall in Weird Science (1985) and Johnny Be Good (1988); and Judd Nelson, his co-star in The Breakfast Club (1985). See more »


When Julius goes to spray the workers with the fire extinguisher, he fires one that sprays smoke. In the next scene when he enters the office, he is covered in foam that obviously didn't come from the same extinguisher. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits, we see Anthony Micahel Hall performing his song "Love Is" See more »


Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »


What U Feel
Composed and performed by Anthony Michael Hall
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A real mess!
27 March 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Hail Caesar" was actor Anthony Michael Hall's debut as a director. With the exception of an episode of the television show "The Dead Zone", he has not directed anything since. Seeing this movie, the reason for this is pretty obvious. To be fair, he was working with a pretty low budget, which is pretty evident throughout. For example, in several scenes with two people talking, he never shows a shot of the two characters in the same shot - he just shot each actor alone, and edited both sets of footage together. But the problems of "Hail Caesar" go beyond the low budget. All of the characters in the movie are annoying and obnoxious, and the movie doesn't know whether to be a satire of the music business or a goofy comedy about a youth trying to win over the father of his girlfriend. If you are thinking of giving this movie a try because of its cast, a word of warning: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., and Judd Nelson each just have a few minutes of screen time. Thumbs down for this Roman emperor!

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