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Action 

A series that centers on Peter Dragon (played by Jay Mohr), a Hollywood executive. His last, massively expensive, movie bombed and he needs a hit. Will "Beverley Hills Gun Club" be it?

Creator:

Chris Thompson
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2000   1999  
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jay Mohr ...  Peter Dragon 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Illeana Douglas ...  Wendy Ward 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Jarrad Paul ...  Adam Rafkin 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Jack Plotnick ...  Stuart Glazer 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Buddy Hackett ...  Uncle Lonnie 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Lee Arenberg ...  Bobby G. 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ...  Holden Van Dorn 6 episodes, 1999-2000
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Storyline

In Hollywood you're only as good as your last flick, and Dragonfire Films exec Peter Dragon has hit bottom with his $150 million bomb "Slow Torture." His only hope to get back to the way things were is the shoot-'em-up film "Beverly Hills Gun Club," and the only person that will help him is ex-child star turned hooker Wendy Ward. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter (Jay Mohr) and Wendy (Illeana Douglas) share their names with the main characters in James M. Barrie's 1904 play "Peter Pan: or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." See more »

Alternate Versions

In Latin America, the Sony Channel (Sony Entertainment Television) aired all the episodes that were filmed. In the U.S., Peter Dragon dies in the final episode, but (at least in Latin America) he continued production after that episode: he got back with Wendy, and learned that Adam Rafkin (the script writer) had previously sold the movie he was filming under a different title. Then Peter had to buy the script back, giving Wendy as a trade. In the end, Wendy left Peter and Hollywood after making him promise he would return all the money she had invested. In the final scene, Uncle Lonnie asks Peter if he wants to go home, and Peter asks Lonnie to take him to the studio, because "that's my home". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Getting Into the Action (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Even a Dog Can Shake Hands
Performed by Warren Zevon
Music by Jonathan Wolff & Paul Buckley
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One of my all-time favorites
19 October 2003 | by fwrightSee all my reviews

I've read almost all the other comments on this wonderful, black, well-written series and for the very first time on IMDB, I agree with almost all of them! That must mean something. 'ACTION' is certainly one of the funniest shows I've ever seen, particularly the episode where the closeted gay actor considers coming out and Peter Dragon goes the extra mile to keep his star.

"ACTION" makes pointed and very deliberate fodder of Hollywood's appalling treatment of gay characters. I (as a full self-aware, well-adjusted MASCULINE gay male) found the constant juxtaposition of on-screen attitudes versus off-screen reality wonderfully funny. It explains why writers and actors who know many gay people and have dozens (or hundreds) of gay friends can write horribly insulting trash like 'Will and Grace' -- for them, it really is just a job, with no connection with reality!


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