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L.A. Twister (2004)

R | | Comedy | 30 June 2004 (USA)
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The satirical journey of two guys in Los Angeles making their film as they go through the twisted world that is: Hollywood.


Sven Pape
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Ward ... Lenny
Tony Daly Tony Daly ... Ethan
Jennifer Aspen ... Mindy
Manouschka Guerrier Manouschka Guerrier ... Terry
Sarah Thompson ... Cindy
Susan Blakely ... Vivian
Wendy Worthington ... Marilyn
Amy Hathaway ... Lynn
Lenny Citrano ... Jimmy the Weasel
Nigel Thatch ... Leroy
Kathleen McClellan Kathleen McClellan ... Bambie
Colleen Camp ... Judith
Ray Proscia ... Editor
Denice Duff ... Francesca
Ken Davitian ... Walter


A tale about two friends, Lenny and Ethan, who share the same agenda--to leave their mark on the world by becoming famous. Ethan's marriage had been getting strained, and so he decided to come to L.A. and stay with Lenny for a while. Both of them ultimately come to the decision that making a movie will be the only way to achieve their aspirations for fame. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Release Date:

30 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,722, 15 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,020, 27 February 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sven Pape created a play based on the film and performed it in Los Angeles, prior to the premiere of the film. The play is a prequel to the film focusing on Lenny's initial arrival in L.A.. The entire play, auditions, rehearsals, performance were webcast live on the internet to demonstrate the process of acting. Thousands of internet users interacted with the actors, asked questions and took part in the shaping of the play. See more »


[on meeting a movie producer's wife]
Lenny: You know that old saying, "Whose cock do you have to suck to get your cock sucked?" This is the cock.
Ethan: Actually, it's his wife.
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References Half Past Dead (2002) See more »

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this movie was good so shut up
27 November 2004 | by limon369See all my reviews

listen i saw this movie at its premiere and it was good. period. case closed. to say it was terrible and that you'd rather see affleck is just poor criticism. you make a better movie then talk. the whole movie within a movie aspect i'll admit can take away from the speed of the film but as a whole it adds to its originality. its about making it and friendship and love and humor and acting. Its a good movie and i cant wait for it to reach the east coast so i can see it again. Zack Ward and Tony Daly were great they played off each other very well and you can see that bond at the end of the film. let's not forget how smooth certain scenes were i.e. the scene where lenny gets on stage and shows his date that he's a natural comedic genius and then think of the that emotional climax where lenny tells ethan (loosely quoted) " you're not allowed to do this ever again!!" this acting is good and this movie is good, it encompasses what it is all about.

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