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The TV Set (2006)

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The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writer:

Jake Kasdan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Mike Klein
Sigourney Weaver ... Lenny
Ioan Gruffudd ... Richard McCallister
Judy Greer ... Alice
Fran Kranz ... Zach Harper
Lindsay Sloane ... Laurel Simon
Justine Bateman ... Natalie Klein
Lucy Davis ... Chloe McCallister
Willie Garson ... Brian
M.C. Gainey ... Hutch
Wendle Josepher ... A.D.
Philip Rosenthal ... Exec. #1 / Cooper (as Phil Rosenthal)
David Doty David Doty ... Exec. #2 / Rose
Matt Price ... Exec. #3 / Berg
Simon Helberg ... TJ Goldman
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Storyline

A television network is making a pilot of Mike's quirky comedy based on the aftermath of his brother's suicide. As the network suits ask for change after change, and as Mike struggles with compromise, there are strains on families, execs who show rushes to their children, leads who feel each other out, and assistants who put a smile on everything. Can an honest show get made in the world of reality TV chasing an audience of teen-aged boys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A place where dreams are canceled

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Me Crazy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,531, 6 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$265,198, 15 July 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Lenny was written with Ben Stiller in mind. See more »

Quotes

Richard McCallister: [Re scheduling] Why not "The Wexler Chronicles"?
Lenny: Against "Infidelity 101"? We'll get killed.
Richard McCallister: Well, we'll do better than we will with "Cheating Heart." You said so yourself, Lenny. "Sex will always beat disgusting foods. But in a fight between sex and sex, the sexier show will win," and they have the sexier show. Seems to me that the only way to counter them is to go with an actual scripted story with characters and... *stories* and things. If only for the 35-and-ups. At least we'll do some kind ...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits an elimination round from the fictional reality show "Slut Wars" plays, featuring Seth Green as the host. See more »

Connections

References Cold Case (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreams
Performed by The Cranberries
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Solid movie
29 April 2006 | by marty416See all my reviews

Just saw this at Tribeca. Interesting, entertaining, often funny. Sigourney Weaver is exception. A Solid 7 -- as good as most independent films and insightful.

I would say that the only draw back are the visuals -- kind of bland photography. which should not detract at all from the films commercial appeal.

Jake Kasden is someone to watch. I also really enjoyed the Q& A after the screening. David D. is very funny. And seems to be expanding beyond the X-FIles persona that must be hard to elude.

Sigourney Weaver is so underrated as an actress -- she can do anything. seems to get better with age.

Hats of to the production team


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