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The Book That Wrote Itself (1999)

Vincent Macken has wriiten his magnus Opus but nobody will publish it. To prove to the publishers and his detractors that his novel is great, he decides to live out the story of his novel. ... See full summary »

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... Vincent Macken
Antoinette Guiney ... Aisling Arrigan
Orlaith Rafter ... Shauna
Paul Mahon ... Sean
Phillip Owen ... Derek
... Literary Agent 1
Kristian Marken ... Literary Agent 2
Edward Naessens ... Security Guard
Carole Meyers ... Deirdre Ni Laighean / Diva
Mike Carberry ... Ray Carr
Sarah Pilkington ... Radio Reporter
Seán Ó Coisdealbha ... Mico Seoighe
Fred McCluskey ... John
Sarah O'Toole ... Sheila (as Sara O Toole)
Mo McMorrow ... Marian O Donnell
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Vincent Macken has wriiten his magnus Opus but nobody will publish it. To prove to the publishers and his detractors that his novel is great, he decides to live out the story of his novel. He hires a filmmaker to help him document his experiences on video. When he has documented most of his novel on video, he decides maybe it should be a movie instead. Written by Anonymous

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Wanted: Filmmaker to document mad and amusing novel on video. Will pay a small fee.

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8 August 2000 (Ireland)  »

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Egy film rendezőt keres  »

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$25,000 (estimated)
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George Clooney, Kenneth Brannagh, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Bryan Singer, Warren Beatty, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Reno and Annette Benning appeared in the movie as unwitting cameos. See more »

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References Out of Africa (1985) See more »

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The worse film I have ever seen (yes, I'm aware of the cliche)
1 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Honest to god, the smurfs and all other fictionary people - this is the worse film I've ever seen. When I go and see a film with friends and it turns out to be very poor, we always say "Yes, it was pretty bad but not as bad as 'The book that wrote itself'.

Pathetic film-makers should be made into furniture in houses for really short people!

Basically, this is a warning: See this film.


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