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Two young writers try to pitch their script to the big and famous.

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Kenny Hotz, Spencer Rice
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Credited cast:
Kenny Hotz ... Self
Spencer Rice ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samuel Z. Arkoff ... Self
Jay Bergeren Jay Bergeren ... Self
Kit Carson Kit Carson ... Self
Gérard Depardieu ... Self
Will Devine Will Devine ... Self
Matt Dillon ... Self
Illeana Douglas ... Self
Duvillier Duvillier ... Self
Roger Ebert ... Self
Gregory Finkell Gregory Finkell ... Self
Ben Gibson Ben Gibson ... Self
Whoopi Goldberg ... Self
Johnny Grant ... Self
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Storyline

Long time friends and aspiring Toronto-based filmmakers, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice (who Kenny calls Spenny), have written a movie, a transgender mob comedy called "The Dawn", the script which they are trying to sell to get produced. They envision the movie to be a big budget Hollywood production with an all-star cast, rather than a low budget flick. Through cold calling, they quickly learn that they will need one piece of the movie in place - whether it be financing, or a major star or director signed on - before anyone else will really listen to them. More importantly, they need a reputable agent to do the leg work for them. They take the opportunity of the 1996 Toronto International Film Festival - a festival where many of the Hollywood elite attend - to pitch the movie to whomever will listen. Some people do give them advice, as well as advice concerning the making of this documentary, however they garner no solid leads. Thus, they move to the ultimate step in trying to get their... Written by Huggo

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Crazy Credits

Included in the credits is Kenny Hotz's mother's recipe for hummus. See more »

Connections

References Silver Streak (1976) See more »

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Shooba-Doobah
Written and Performed by The Red Elvises
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The ultimate Hollywood Nightmare
7 May 1999 | by kennyhotzSee all my reviews

Credited by Variety to be one of the greatest documentaries to ever come out of Canada. Al Pacino, Roger Ebert, Neil Simon, Matt Dillon as well as a constant slew of celebs make this film a Canadian classic. The film is really best described as "Roger & Me" meets "The Player". Watch as Kenny Hotz and Spenny PITCH their script to the big boys of Hollywood. Called the only American film to ever come out of Canada, This film opened the Toronto Film Festival in 1997, Winner of the 'Best Indie Film Award Toronto'. Europe premier was at the prestigious HOF film fest in Germany. U.S.A. premier U.S. Comedy Festival Aspen 1999. More information available at www.kennyhotz.com


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English | Italian

Release Date:

20 September 1997 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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