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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!

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Haskell Wexler was fired a week into production as he and Woody Allen couldn't agree on how to film certain shots. He was replaced by Wedigo von Schultzendorff. Although one of Hollywood's most respected cinematographers, this is not the first time Wexler has been fired from a production, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) being a notable example. 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

Ellie: What are you going to do? Are you, are you going to edit it blind, too? Put in the music blind? Go to the premiere blind? At least you won't be able to read the reviews.
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Soundtracks

Sweet And Lovely
(1931)
Written by Gus Arnheim, Neil Moret & Harry Tobias
Performed by Barbara Carroll
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Woody Allen - A True Legend!
22 May 2010 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

While watching 'Hollywood Ending', I re-confirmed the fact that there is, there was and there will be only one Woody Allen. The Legendary Film Personality seems to be having a blast in this Funny Flick about a Has-Been Filmmaker who decides to direct a film for his ex, but a psychosomatic ailment strikes him blind just before production is set to begin.!

'Hollywood Ending' is meant for all, it's funny and way to Filmy. Allen is like never-before! He's astounding after he turns blind, he captures the show and like how! I am in awe of him. He can Write, Direct and Act, with such style, such ease and such understanding! He's one of those talents that remain as Legends till you watch Cinema!

Watch 'Hollywood Ending' for Woody Allen, he sinks his teeth into the departments he puts himself into. Reccmended to all!


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