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Paparazzi (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 September 2004 (USA)
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A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.

Director:

Paul Abascal

Writer:

Forry Smith (as Forrest Smith)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cole Hauser ... Bo Laramie
Robin Tunney ... Abby Laramie
Dennis Farina ... Detective Burton
Daniel Baldwin ... Wendell Stokes
Tom Hollander ... Leonard Clark
Kevin Gage ... Kevin Rosner
Blake Michael Bryan Blake Michael Bryan ... Zach Laramie (as Blake Bryan)
Tom Sizemore ... Rex Harper
Andrea Baker ... Emily
Jordan Baker ... Dr. Kelley
Joe Basile ... Police Lab Tech
Lauren Birkell ... Allison
Wendy Braun ... Bo's Publicist
Kelly Carlson ... Kristin
Greg Castro Greg Castro ... Policeman
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Bo Laramie is a movie star who has finally achieved success. But success comes at a price, in the form of four persistent photographers known as the paparazzi. Using their dishonest methods of getting the money shot regardless of what it takes, they'll stop at nothing in exploiting Bo for every last penny. But when one of their ventures nearly costs Bo's life and that of his family when they cause a car accident and do nothing afterwords except take photos, Bo has finally reached his breaking point. In doing so, Bo decides to exact a crafty and complex revenge on those four who have enjoyed making his life a living hell with his focus on the paparazzi's ring leader, Rex Harper. Written by monkeykingma

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They were after a story. Now, he's after them. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tom Sizemore was off the movie for two weeks, recovering from a car accident. A small scar can be spotted on his forehead in some scenes, as a result of this. See more »

Goofs

When Bo leaves the donut shop, after confronting the guy with the motorcycle there is no tint on the front windshield of his SUV. Yet when he is seen driving down the mountain roads you can clearly see the tint on the top of the front windshield See more »

Quotes

Rex Harper: Laramie. I am going to destroy your life and eat your soul. And I can't wait to do it.
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Connections

Features Speed (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Won't Go Hollywood
Performed by Bleu
Courtesy of Aware Records/Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by William J. McAuley and Dave Bassett
Published by EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Crappy Music (ASCAP), David Bassett
All rights for Crappy controlled and administered by EMI April Music, Inc. and Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co.,
Inc. (ASCAP); Dreamworks Songs (ASCAP); Royal Swirly (ASCAP)
All rights for Dreamworks and Royal Swirly controlled and administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co.,
Inc.
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Paparazzi Purge
4 September 2004 | by TonysLittleFriendSee all my reviews

Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser) is living "The American Dream". Money, fame, fortune beyond his wildest dreams. But unfortunate for Laramie, fame comes with a price, by the name of the Paparazzi. The persistence of the paparazzi leaves Laramie in the hospital, and his son in a coma. The press will clearly do anything to get the perfect shot. Laramie decides that the only to stop his problems is to take them out one by one.

A team of four relentless paparazzi soon are the ones who become the victims. The ringleader of the gang, Rex Harper (Tom Sizemore) soon realizes that he and his gang are the ones in danger. Wendell Stokes (Daniel Baldwin), Leonard Clark (Tom Hollander) and Kevin Rosner (Kevin Gage) make up the four paparazzi that Laramie is bend on destroying.

One of the highlights of my summer was "Paparazzi". I wanted to see this since I first saw the trailer for it. Looked like a pretty interesting take on the action/thriller genres. The lead roles Cole Hauser and Tom Sizemore are quite impressive. In my opinion, Sizemore owns this movie. While it's not the role he was born to play, I can't see many others playing the role of Harper.

One thing I found interesting is that Mel Gibson along with other producers of Paparazzi were inspired to make this film upon reading articles of paparazzi attacks. Not as serious as the one in the film, but nevertheless.

The film is one of the first of its kind. That I've seen anyways. Exploiting the paparazzi. It just sounds like a fun movie to me. One that I haven't seen before. Paparazzi is other all, a very fun, enjoyable and a very entertaining flick. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. I wasn't.

***/*****


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Language:

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Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,146,262, 5 September 2004

Gross USA:

$15,714,234

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,796,512
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