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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 5 February 2016 (USA)
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A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

Directors:

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers:

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Brolin ... Eddie Mannix
George Clooney ... Baird Whitlock
Alden Ehrenreich ... Hobie Doyle
Ralph Fiennes ... Laurence Laurentz
Scarlett Johansson ... DeeAnna Moran
Tilda Swinton ... Thora Thacker / Thessaly Thacker
Channing Tatum ... Burt Gurney
Frances McDormand ... C.C. Calhoun
Jonah Hill ... Joe Silverman
Veronica Osorio ... Carlotta Valdez
Heather Goldenhersh ... Natalie - Secretary
Alison Pill ... Mrs. Mannix
Max Baker ... Head Communist Writer
Fisher Stevens ... Communist Writer
Patrick Fischler ... Communist Writer
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Storyline

This movie follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix. Written by Warren D'Souza

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Lights. Camera. Abduction.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Costume designer Mary Zophres cited the work of mid-century couturier Charles James as her influence on the large, architectural ballgowns that appeared in the "Merrily We Dance" scenes. See more »

Goofs

In the Dames dance scene, a sailor slides along the bar (twice) clearing it of bottles. Immediately, that sailor slides onto a bar stool (between two other sailors) and a beer bottle is seen standing up directly behind him. See more »

Quotes

John Howard Hermann, Head Communist Writer: We aren't even talking about money! We're talking about economics.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits there is a disclaimer that reads "This motion picture contains no visual depiction of the godhead." See more »


Soundtracks

Echelon's Song
Written by Aleksandr Aleksandrov (as A. Alexandrov) & Osip Kolychev (as O. Kolitchev)
Performed by The Red Army Choir
Courtesy of Silva Screen Music America & FGL Productions
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Doesn't work as comedy or satire
22 February 2016 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

This takes place at the fictitious Capital Studios in Hollywood in the 1950s. A studio fixer (Josh Brolin) has his hands full. Their main star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) has been kidnapped, cowboy star Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich) has been cast in a serious drama and is driving his director (Ralph Fiennes) crazy, actress DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant...and not married and communists appear to be trying to take over.

This movie is all over the place. I'm still not sure if it's meant to be a comedy or a satire. As a comedy it fails. A few of the lines are good but the humor is more clever than funny. As a satire it also fails. It's not biting enough to succeed. On the plus side it LOOKS good. The colors are strong and bright and the 1950s are recreated perfectly. All the acting is good too--especially by Brolin. There's also a long song and dance number that stops the movie. It has Channing Tatum and a bunch of guys dressed as sailors tap-dancing and singing (badly) and dancing. It's also VERY homoerotic. It has nothing to do with anything else in the movie but I'm not going to complain. All in all I didn't hate the movie but I spent the whole running time trying to get a grasp on what exactly this film was trying to accomplish.


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Country:

USA | UK | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hail, Caesar! A Tale of The Christ See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,355,225, 7 February 2016

Gross USA:

$30,498,085

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,647,656
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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