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Hacks (1997)

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Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the balcony of hotel ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Rosen

Writer:

Gary Rosen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Rea ... Brian
Illeana Douglas ... Georgia Feckler
John Ritter ... Hank
Dave Foley ... Neal
Richard Kind ... Benny
Dusty Kay Dusty Kay ... Ira Gold
Tom Arnold ... Danny
Robert Patrick ... Goatee
Ryan O'Neal ... Dr. Applefield
Ricky Jay ... The Hat
Jason Priestley ... The Dude
Olivia d'Abo ... Lynn
Matt Clark ... Bus Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Kudrow ... Reading Woman
Kim Lores Bodaglo ... Mrs. Danny (as Kim Lores)
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Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the balcony of hotel near his flat and decides to write scripts with his writer friends based on what he saw. Written by Anonymous

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satire | independent film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Mystery | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sink or Swim See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Rigorous See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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love those inside jokes
14 January 2004 | by pauletSee all my reviews

Two scriptwriters are talking privately (they think) while, from across a coffee shop, an agent reads their lips, each speaker in turn, like HAL eavesdropping in "2001"... this is a movie about TV professionals trying to stay afloat as they feed the medium's insatiable appetite for material "dark... but not too dark... how dark depends on whether we get Sunday at 7 or Thursday at 10." Either you like this kind of insider-y stuff or you don't--I confess I have a weakness for it. And Illeana Douglas can do absolutely no wrong.


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