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Celebrity (1998)

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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Director
Jeff Mazzola ... Assistant Director
Dick Mingalone ... Camera Operator
Vladimir Bibic ... Director of Photography
... Nicole Oliver
Francisco Quijada ... Erno Delucca
... Production Assistant
... Jackhammer Operator
Peter Castellotti ... Sound Recordist (as Pete Castellotti)
A. Lee Morris ... Second Assistant Cameraperson
... Bill Gaines
... Lee Simon
Maurice Sonnenberg ... Dalton Freed
... Nola
Craig Ulmschneider ... Daniel - Production Assistant
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New York City. Forty year old Lee Simon, a critically panned two time novelist who works as a travel writer (a job he hates) to earn a steady living, tells his shocked wife of sixteen years, English teacher Robin Simon, that he wants a divorce. Although he had not been happy with Robin for some time, she who he feels is a bundle of Catholic repressions and neuroses especially when it comes to sex, Lee finally came to the conclusion about wanting a divorce upon attending his high school reunion and seeing a roomful of losers, he believing he turning into one of them if he didn't make a drastic change. He gets a job working as a journalist for an entertainment magazine, while he writes screenplays on the side, he believing the latter a good stepping stone to finishing his third novel if the screenplays works out. The journalist job includes conducting interviews with celebrities, not only to who he can pedal his completed screenplay, but also what he quickly learns to who he has easy ... Written by Huggo

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A funny look at people who will do anything to get famous... or stay famous.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, sex and some drug use | See all certifications »

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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Woody Allen Fall Project 1997  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,588,013, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,032,496, 3 January 1999
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1.66 : 1
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This is the the 21st and final collaboration between Woody Allen and Susan E. Morse, who had edited all of his films since Manhattan (1979). See more »

Goofs

When Lee crashes into the shop window when driving his Aston Martin with the supermodel played by Charlize Theron on the passenger seat, it is obvious that only the driver doing the stunt is present in the car and that nobody is sitting next to him. See more »

Quotes

Lee Simon: I'm awash in self-contempt!
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Soundtracks

Fascination
(1932)
Written by Fermo Dante Marchetti and Maurice de Féraudy
Performed by Liberace
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Allan does Altmania...
27 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Nice to know he's there. Woody Allan does it again. It's funny. It's great. It's real. Actors act. Kenneth Branagh does a great Woody Allan. It's a love story with a twist. Big issues rounded up in the circle of celebrity. How do we choose our idols? Why do we worship them? And how can we become celebrity? It's all done with Altmania, but it's everything Prêt-à-Porter isn't. If you're a Woody Allan fan and you haven't seen this one yet there is something to look forward to...


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