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Everybody's Famous! (2000)

Iedereen beroemd! (original title)
Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josse De Pauw ... Jean Vereecken
Eva van der Gucht ... Marva Vereecken
Werner De Smedt Werner De Smedt ... Willy Van Outreve
Thekla Reuten ... Debbie
Victor Löw ... Michael Jensen
Gert Portael ... Chantal Vereecken
Ianka Fleerackers ... Gaby
Alice Reys Alice Reys ... Lizzy
George Arrendell ... Knappe man
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... NTO directeur
Silvia Claes Silvia Claes ... Omroepster
Marc Didden Marc Didden ... Cameraman
Sien Eggers ... Debbies buurvrouw
Lut Hannes Lut Hannes ... Vriendin van Marva's moeder
Wim Opbrouck ... Rik De Visser
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Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is suddenly fired because of cut backs, he is ashamed and even more desperate to have his daughter succeed. In a chance meeting Jean kidnaps the most famous pop star in the country and holds her hostage demanding to be heard by the music industry. Catching the attention of the media and the eyes of the nation, Jean and Marva realize that the show must go on until everyone is famous. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

How far are you willing to go to become a star? [translation of Dutch tagline]

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Marva is doing the Madonna act in the tent and the camera sets on Jean at the end of the song; the director Dominique Deruddere sits on the right of the table. See more »

Quotes

Jean Vereecken: Do you know how much she makes a year? A million, without gigs.
Willy Van Outreve: So what?
Jean Vereecken: You don't think that's a lot?
Willy Van Outreve: Jean, others make a lot more than a million.
Jean Vereecken: Yeah, but they're not sleeping in my car, are they?
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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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IEDEREEN BEROEMD (BELGIUM)
25 October 2003 | by Didier-BecuSee all my reviews

"Iedereen beroemd" isn't Deruddere's best movie (check out "Crazy love" to see that) but it was nominated for an Oscar and that already is a great historyfact in Belgian moviemaking. Deruddere is the sort of leading new wave directors over here as since decades most Belgian movies are just adaptions from old Belgian novels but with this movie Dominique can claim that he reached the brilliance of Ken Loach... What we get here is laughing with the common people... A simple father (superbly played by Josse De Pauw) believes in his overweighted daughter that one day she will be famous (the girl cant sing and at local contests she tries to imitate Madonna). We all see it's a lost case till Jean (Josse De Pauw) decides to kidnap Belgium's most fave singer...he asks no money but the manager must write a hittune for his daughter... Hilarious at times, unbelievable at others but this is great to see.


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Official Sites:

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Belgium | Netherlands | France

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Release Date:

12 April 2000 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,104, 8 July 2001

Gross USA:

$81,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,353
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