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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.

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... Bo Laramie
... Abby Laramie
... Detective Burton
... Wendell Stokes
... Leonard Clark
... Kevin Rosner
Blake Michael Bryan ... Zach Laramie (as Blake Bryan)
... Rex Harper
... Emily
... Dr. Kelley
... Police Lab Tech
... Allison
... Bo's Publicist
... Kristin
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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Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Paparaciai  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,855,111, 5 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,712,072, 14 November 2004
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While researching the project, Director Paul Abascal spoke with one of the world's leading members of the paparazzi, a man who had obtained pictures of Elizabeth Taylor, with her head shaved after brain surgery, and of Barbra Streisand's private wedding to James Brolin. He had even gone to the expense of hiring a submarine to try and catch a few pictures of Princess Diana when she was vacationing in the tropics. See more »

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On the cover of the Paparazzi magazine, the word "accident" is spelled "accicdent". See more »

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Wendell Stokes: He's coming for us!
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Features Speed (1994) See more »

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Courtesy of North Star Media
Written by Timothy Feehan and Jason Paul Randolph
Published by Park Drive USA Publishing (ASCAP)
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13 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've got to say I highly recommend This. It's the latest movie produced by Mel Gibson (he has a funny cameo in it), and it's another one of the few conservative, fun, get the bad guys movies that are becoming so rare in the Theaters nowdays.

Cole Hauser (one of Bruce Willis' navy seals in Tears of the Sun) plays the main character, a new action hero in Hollywood who finds his family being stalked and harassed by Paparazzi. The hero decides to defend his family and takes matters into his own hands in a way that liberal film critics have been squealing and complaining about since it came out. You know the movie's got to be good when the headlines refer to it as "A Mean-Spirited Revenge Movie", "Mel Gibson's Insanity" and "A Crude, Violent Tale."

Cole Hauser actually makes a pretty good action movie good guy here. Along with Eric Bana and Johnny Messner, this movie puts him in with the few potential new generation tough guys in contrast to the crowded list of ever increasing metrosexual wimps.

Buy it or rent it when it comes out on DVD this January.


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