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Hollywood North (2003)

R | | Comedy | 12 January 2004 (USA)
Former lawyer Bobby Myers recounts his first foray in the Canadian movie business circa 1979, when the then burgeoning Canadian movie industry was going through some growing pains. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter O'Brian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Bobby Myers
Saul Rubinek ... Paul Linder
Alan Bates ... Michael Baytes
Joe Cobden ... Howard Atkins
Deborah Kara Unger ... Sandy Ryan
Alan Thicke ... Peter Casey
John Neville ... Henry Neville
Lindy Booth ... Molly
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ... Frankie Candido (as Fabrizio Filippo)
Clare Coulter ... Lindsay Marshall
Sandi Stahlbrand Sandi Stahlbrand ... Leslie Carrington
John Bayliss John Bayliss ... Customs Inspector
Jennifer Tilly ... Gillian Stevens
Audrey Lupke ... Joanne Jennings
Kim Coates ... Scott DiMarco
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Storyline

Former lawyer Bobby Myers recounts his first foray in the Canadian movie business circa 1979, when the then burgeoning Canadian movie industry was going through some growing pains. He wanted his first project as producer to be told by Canadians about issues close to the Canadian heart. As such, he acquired the rights to Lantern Moon, a beloved Canadian novel written by Lindsay May Marshall. He quickly realized that producing a movie in Canada, especially in acquiring financing, required much compromise, most specifically casting a big name Hollywood star in the leading role. The star he signs, Michael Baytes, comes with much baggage. Those compromises lead to many problems between the Canadian vision and the want by some to make the movie more "American", especially by ultra-patriotic and paranoid Baytes. Through it all, filmmaker Sandy Ryan films it all, good and bad, for a "making of" documentary. But Sandy has her own agenda as she concurrently films her own lower budget movie ... Written by Huggo

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The camera never lies ... only the people behind it.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forgathatatlan forgatókönyv See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that the screenplay was one of the most famous to circulate amongst insiders of the real Hollywood North, the movie still took an incredibly long time to get filmed. The screenplay was originally written in the mid 1980s. There was a serious attempt to film it in 1987, but the plans were ultimately scrubbed. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay Marshall: If God were Canadian, he would come down and destroy you and this production in a fiery apocalyptic rebuke!
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

We All Need Love
Performed by Domenic Troiano (as Troiano)
Written by Domenic Troiano
Published by Zingaro Music
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with EMI Music Canada
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The film was more Canadian fluff...
9 October 2004 | by derraSee all my reviews

Hollywood North's storyline was good (A producer buys the film rights of a

famous Canadian novel known as "Latern Moon" and plans the production, but

everything doesn't go according to plan when Hollywood gets involved and the

documentary filmmaker catches the whole debacle of film.) and the film had

much potential, but most of the acting lacked depth. Hence, the characters were not believable and flat. Unfortunately, they spent a lot of money making a film that did not make very much money in he end. The actor in it that did a great job was Kim Coates.


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