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The Shot (1996)

R | | Comedy
Two desperate, jealous actors plan to break into a mega-successful Hollywood director's home and steal his latest film, then toss it onto a scrap heap where they can gleefully watch it being destroyed. Chaos ensues.


Dan Bell


Dan Bell




Credited cast:
Dan Bell Dan Bell ... Dern Reel
Michael Rivkin ... Patrick St. Patrick
Jude Horowitz Jude Horowitz ... Anna
Vincent Ward ... Smith
Mo Gaffney ... Sheila Ricks
Michael DeLuise ... Bob Mann
Jack Kehler ... Detective Markinson
Ted Raimi ... Detective Corelli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tracy Arnold ... Sissy Mayron
Jim Braverman Jim Braverman
Katie Brown Katie Brown ... Chrissy
Dana Carvey ... Dana Carvey
Shawna Casey Shawna Casey ... Rick's Secretary
Nicolette Chaffey Nicolette Chaffey
Alan Cohn Alan Cohn


David Egoman, a mega-successful Hollywood director, is screening a work-print of his latest film for the studio brass at his home. Little does he realize two desperate, jealous actors, Dem Reel and Patrick St. Patrick, plan to break into his home and steal the film, then toss it onto a scrap heap where they can gleefully watch it being destroyed. The actors get more than they bargained for when Egoman is brutally assaulted during the melee and later falls into a coma. This increases the value of the missing film can, which contain the only copy of the celebrated director's latest-and possibly last-film, and results in an all-out search for their whereabouts.

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Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures.



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Rated R for language

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Poorly Written, Mo Gaffney is the Only Bright Spot
22 April 2001 | by amytychxSee all my reviews

This movie is a badly-written tale of two struggling actors in Hollywood who can't seem to get a break. Most of the acting is really bad, with the exception of Mo Gaffney (Jamie and Paul's marriage counselor on Mad About You) who plays a hard-ass Hollywood executive. She shines in every scene she's in.

I actually bought this movie before I watched it because I am a die-hard Lee Tergesen (Tobias Beecher on Oz) fan. He only has two small scenes and four lines. It was worth it to me to get this movie but I certainly won't be watching very often.

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