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Hollywood Ending (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 2002 (USA)
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A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Téa Leoni ... Ellie
Bob Dorian ... Galaxie Executive
Ivan Martin ... Galaxie Executive
Gregg Edelman ... Galaxie Executive
George Hamilton ... Ed
Treat Williams ... Hal
Woody Allen ... Val
Debra Messing ... Lori
Neal Huff ... Commercial A.D.
Mark Rydell ... Al
Douglas McGrath ... Barbeque Guest
Stephanie Roth Haberle ... Barbeque Guest
Bill Gerber Bill Gerber ... Barbeque Guest
Roxanne Perry Roxanne Perry ... Barbeque Guest
Barbara Carroll ... Carlyle Pianist
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Storyline

Val Waxman is a film director who was once big in the 1970's and 1980's, but has now has been reduced to directing TV commercials. Finally, he gets an offer to make a big film. But, disaster strikes, when Val goes temporarily blind, due to paranoia. So, he and a few friends, try to cover up his disability, without the studio executives or the producers knowing that he is directing the film blind. Written by <stuartkenny50@hotmail.com>

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It's Going to be a Shot in the Dark!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug references and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ciego See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,017,981, 5 May 2002

Gross USA:

$4,850,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,569,744
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DTS (Mono)| Dolby Digital (Mono)| SDDS (Mono)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film opened the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. It was the first of three Allen films to open Cannes, the other two being Midnight in Paris (2011) and Café Society (2016). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where they pitch the film to Val (about 16:30 into the film) the boom is visible in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Val: Pass! I'm not going to work with Hal Yeager and Ellie. You gotta be kidding. He's a Philistine and she's a Quisling. Its a religious conflict.
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Connections

References The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Close For Comfort
(1956)
Written by Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener & George David Weiss
Performed by Jackie Gleason
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Loved it.
26 March 2010 | by MoreThanAFanSee all my reviews

i was not expecting to enjoy this film because everyone i have ever asked what they think of Woody Allens films, has saif that they hate them!

Until i saw this, the only other Allen film i have seen is Whatever Works (2009).. Which i only watched because it starred Larry David... And i didn't really pay much attention to the film so much as i was focused more on Larry's performance.

So i sat down to watch Hollywood Ending just to see why everyone seems to be so "Anti- Allen"

Anyway, long story short = i loved it!

Great story, shown in an interesting way. I love the warm lighting and the long takes.

I wasn't a fan of the score, but hey.. you can't have everything!

But i am glad i watched it, and i look forward to watching more of Allens films in the near future.


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