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Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius (1987)

Hollywood hack Pat Hobby lands a job adapting a play by the brilliant Rene Wilcox for the screen. Wilcox refuses to work with him and Hobby believes he has written the script on his own. He... See full summary »

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Pat Hobby
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Rene Wilcox
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Guard #1
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Jack Berners
Joseph V. Perry ...
Guard #2
Al Mancini ...
Lancer / Smitty
David Hart ...
Assistant Director
Paul Tauger ...
Propman
Beau William Starr ...
Jack Wilson
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Louie
Rico Guarnieri ...
Gus Venske
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Mrs. Robinson
Gwil Richards ...
Mr. Robinson
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Errol Flynn
W. Ernest Bown ...
Guard #3
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Hollywood hack Pat Hobby lands a job adapting a play by the brilliant Rene Wilcox for the screen. Wilcox refuses to work with him and Hobby believes he has written the script on his own. He steals it, makes a few changes, then submits it. The studio immediately recognizes it as a different script which has previously been submitted and rejected. When Wilcox realizes what has happened, he insists that Hobby work with him once more, but only uses him to model a particularly sorry character of his new play on him.

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