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Ivans xtc. (2000)

Ivansxtc (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 19 July 2002 (UK)
Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Leo Tolstoy (novel), Bernard Rose (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Huston ... Ivan Beckman
Peter Weller ... Don West
Lisa Enos Lisa Enos ... Charlotte White
Joanne Duckman ... Marcia Beckman
Angela Featherstone ... Amanda Hill
Caroleen Feeney ... Rosemary Kramer
Valeria Golino ... Constanza Vero
Adam Krentzman ... Barry Oaks
Heidi Jo Markel ... Francesca Knight
James Merendino ... Danny McTeague
Tiffani Thiessen ... Marie Stein (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Morgan Walsh ... Lucy Lawrence (as Morgan Vukovic)
Crystal Atkins Crystal Atkins ... Jessie
Alex Butler Alex Butler ... Brad East
Robert Graham Robert Graham ... Sid Beckman
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Storyline

Ivan Beckman, Hollywood's most sought after talent agent, the darling and crown prince of La-La Land is dead. How and why did it happen? Was it drugs, murder or excess, or perhaps something altogether more mundane? We begin with an ending and then catapult back a number of days to the apex of Ivan's brilliant career as he bags international megastar Don West onto his company's books, and then charts the highs, lows (and they are so very low) and extreme excesses of his final days. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

There's a fine lie between success and excess See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Quotes

[Upon hearing of Ivan Beckman's death]
Don West: What, did he freebase his face off?
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Connections

References Tarzan (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Etude, Opus 10, number 9
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Bernard Rose
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Movie of the year - for Moi - 2005
7 July 2005 | by info-5178See all my reviews

Hmm, what a fab. movie. Just caught this flick at a film festival and let me tell you it is one dame fine movie.

Sitting thru the opening scenes I must admit that I thought that it was going to be total @#!&*, but it soon got going. Being involved in the "entertainment" industry I did feel a connection with this film. The acting was superb, the general production values good, although the hand-held camera work did occasionally get on my nerves.

It was quite strange actually, the start of the movie (opening credit sequences) seemed to go on for ever, and the credits that would normally be put at the end were put at the start. Anyway, I think if people can get thru the first 15 minutes, they will see the film for what it is.

Great character performances, great story and subject matter. Think an "arthouse" version of "The Player.

Just ordered this on DVD from the UK. MUST SEE!


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ivans xtc. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,121, 9 June 2002

Gross USA:

$47,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,027
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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