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Hijacking Hollywood (1997)

R | | Comedy | 6 June 1997 (USA)
An aspiring director working as a lowly production assistant, conspires with his aspiring producer roommate to steal the reels of a mega budgeted film he's working on.

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Neil Mandt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... Kevin Conroy
Scott Thompson ... Russell
Mark Metcalf ... Michael Lawrence
Neil Mandt ... Tad Sheen
Nicole Gian ... Sarah Lawrence
Helen Duffy Helen Duffy ... Mother
Paul Hewitt ... Harvey
Art LaFleur ... Eddie (as Art La Fleur)
Shirly Brener ... Ginger Roget
Jf Pryor Jf Pryor ... Shaft
Steve Van Wormer ... Tony
Mark Holton ... Officer #1
Loren Lazerine Loren Lazerine ... Officer #2
Hedy Popson Hedy Popson ... Sandy
Noella Akwiri Noella Akwiri ... Receptionist
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Storyline

Kevin Conroy works at the set of mega-budget picture called "Moby Dick 2: Ahab's Revenge". He is humiliated by tyrannical producer Michael Lawrence and his manager Russell. He also befriends his roommate Ted. When Kevin gets tired of it all, Ted conceives a plan - Kevin will steal the footage of the most expensive scene ever shot (Moby Dick attacks Honolulu) and demand $150,000 - the cost to film Kevin's art-house script. Written by Anonymous

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A would-be Spielberg plots the perfect crime in Tinseltown! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ekviasmos sto Hollywood See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,333, 8 June 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,333, 8 June 1997
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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During one scene in Russell's office, Kevin, played by Henry Thomas (I), picks up an E.T. puppet. Henry Thomas starred in _E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_. See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Middle of the pile indie comedy
23 March 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Hijacking Hollywood", a one-man-band indie, tells of a naive wannabee director (Thomas) who goes to Hollywood to break into show biz and takes a job as a gofor. He rooms with a more savvy Hollywoodite (Mandt) and together they hatch a scheme to hijack some film stock and hold it for ransom to get a stake for a movie they would like to produce. The film includes a lot of time spent on the gofor goforing on the freeways of L.A., stereotypical characters who are all gross exaggerations for comedic purposes, some clumsy token sex and nudity, and, believe it or not, a mildly entertaining story. Recommended for people in hospitals in full body casts or traction who can't get to the remote but need something to take their mind off the itching.


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