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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kevin Conroy
... Russell
... Michael Lawrence
... Tad Sheen
... Sarah Lawrence
Helen Duffy ... Mother
... Harvey
... Eddie (as Art La Fleur)
... Ginger Roget
Jf Pryor ... Shaft
... Tony
... Officer #1
Loren Lazerine ... Officer #2
Hedy Popson ... Sandy
Noella Akwiri ... Receptionist
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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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6 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ekviasmos sto Hollywood  »

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$4,333, 8 June 1997, Limited Release

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$4,333, 8 June 1997
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Kevin works on a film called "Moby Dick 2", supposedly a sequel to the film that starred Gregory Peck as Ahab. Henry Thomas appeared in Moby Dick (1998), which also featured Peck in a supporting role, which also turned out to be his last. See more »

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Amiable fun with a hijacked plot
17 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Henry ("E.T.") Thomas playing naive and innocent in L.A. is nearly lost admit a number of terrific supporting cast members, but the actor who gave director Neil Mandt the best performance was...Neil Mandt.

Thomas, who wants to be a director (who doesn't?), gets a job as a production assistant on a distant relative's big-budget picture. While ambling around the landscape of the City of the Angels, he and his roommate (Mandt) hatch a plot to get their movie made which is blatantly ripped from "The Producers" - in a just world, the credits would have included "From a story by Mel Brooks."

Light fun, deftly played - see it before the musical version becomes the toast of Broadway!


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