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Free Enterprise (1998)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 4 June 1999 (USA)
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Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric McCormack ... Mark
Carl Bressler ... Mort Berg
Ethan Glazer Ethan Glazer ... Young Mark
Phyllis Franklin Phyllis Franklin ... Ticket Taker
Brandon Kleyla ... Young Kevin
Thomas Hobson ... Richard
Marilyn Kentz Marilyn Kentz ... Gail - Mark's Mom
Spencer Klein Spencer Klein ... Young Robert
Mickey Cassidy ... Bully
Rafer Weigel Rafer Weigel ... Robert
Jennifer Sommerfeld ... Tricia (as Jennifer Sommerfield)
Tricia Cruz ... Mexican Waitress (as Letricia Cruz)
Annika Brindley Annika Brindley ... Astrid
William Shatner ... Bill
Michael Altman Michael Altman ... Eden Waiter
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Storyline

Young filmmakers (Rafer Weigel, Eric McCormack) trying to hawk a movie titled "Bradykillers" about a serial killer who goes after victims Marcia, Jan, and Cindy meet their screen idol, William Shatner. Shatner, appearing as himself, has fun poking fun at his own image. The two young men, who idolize him and in their fantasies have seen him as a shadowy fairy godfather figure, are alarmed at the reality of the middle-aged non-Captain Kirk man that they meet. However, their relationship helps anchor the two more into reality. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Only one man in the Universe can get them on the right Trek... See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Свободна инициатива See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,086, 6 June 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,229
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Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William Shatner wears the bomber jacket and flight cap he wore as the U.S. Air Force colonel from 12 O'Clock High (1964) after overhearing Mark and Robert's discussion about him. See more »

Goofs

When Bill is pitching the idea for his movie, the 2nd time he takes a drink (right after the waitress brings new ones) you hear ice rattle as he brings the glass up and then back down, but there's no ice in the drink he has. See more »

Quotes

Claire: When are you going to start living in the present instead of the 24th century?
Robert: I would never live in the 24th century! I fucking HATE "The Next Generation". Only classic!
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Wiseguy Vinny Terranova See more »

Alternate Versions

The 5 Year Mission Extended Edition is approx' 8 minutes longer than the original version, with new special effects in certain scenes. See more »

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References Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »

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Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
(Trevor Horn's Original 12" Pleasurefix Mix)
Written by Holly Johnson, Mark O'Toole, Brian Nash, and Peter Gill
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Artist Courtesy of ZTT Records Ltd./Universal Records, Inc.
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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LOVED IT
6 March 2003 | by dunsulsSee all my reviews

Yes,its true,fans of the "classic"Star Trek will like this more than others and to those others,I'm sorry for you. William Shatner is no one without the series,and is really the issue of the movie.Yes the story revolves around coming of age and getting on with their life of 2 fanboys,but the Shatner hook is that realization and fluition. The scene that does the most for me was a table discussion that raises to the almost super insperational speech that Kirk gives on why there is an Enterprise and they sail aboard her. A truly great reminder of why we fans got hooked on that series so many light years ago. Yes it was a parady,but not all paradys are jokes and if you are into the movie you'll see the context was every bit as compelling as the episode scene it paradies. I am a fan for sure and so to me it was grand and I'm thankful I found this flick


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