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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

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An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

Chuck Barris (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)
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7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Clark ... Himself
Sam Rockwell ... Chuck Barris
Michelle Sweeney Michelle Sweeney ... J. Sweeney
Drew Barrymore ... Penny
Chelsea Ceci Chelsea Ceci ... Tuvia, Age 8
Michael Cera ... Chuck Age 8 and 11 (as Michael Céra)
Aimee Rose Ambroziak ... Chuck's Date #1
Isabelle Blais ... Chuck's Date #2
Melissa Carter Melissa Carter ... Chuck's Date #3
Jennifer Hall ... Georgia
Ilona Elkin ... Georgia's Girlfriend
Sean Tucker ... Barfly
Jaye P. Morgan ... Herself
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Debbie
David Julian Hirsh ... Freddie Cannon (as David Hirsh)
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Storyline

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said. Written by Anonymous

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His future was uncertain. His every move was being watched. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confesiones de una mente peligrosa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$87,199, 5 January 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,003,576, 31 August 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Downey Jr. was considered for the role of Chuck Barris. See more »

Goofs

When the new CIA agents are target practicing, they are a shooting range that has a clear flat terrain behind it as far as the eye can see. That would never be the case. There is always a hill or some manmade elevation behind the targets to "catch" the bullets. Otherwise there'd be strays all over the place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dick Clark: I wouldn't want to live his life because he hasn't been happy all of his life. All I think is if you can find work, stay healthy, find somebody to share it with, you're the ultimate success. He's had some of the pieces of the puzzle, but not all of them.
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References Operation: Entertainment (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Wednesday's Child
Written by John Barry / Mack David
Performed by Mike Hurst Orchestra
RMP Productions Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of RPM Productions Ltd. (UK)
Taken from the RPM album The Thriller Memorandum
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Okay... why did they make this movie?
5 February 2003 | by bodyshots80See all my reviews

If you were a fan of the Gong show you might find some humor in this, however, this is a joke of a movie. It's very mindnumbing and probably the biggest flaw of this movie is it should have never been made. George Clooney does his best to make it somewhat intelligent, but I have to ask this, why did it take him 10 or 12 years to succeed in Hollywood with his looks and family? Obviously he is not the most intelligent guy. Oh and how daring! He has Julia Roberts in it, and also has Brad Pitt and Matt Damon with cameos. Oh wow... I'm shocked. A good independent movie is one where the cameos are surprising and different. This was just crap.


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