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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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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

Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, 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 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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Country:

UK | Japan | USA

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,080,225, 26 April 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,429,013, 29 April 2016
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens and Ralph Fiennes previously appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). See more »

Goofs

Baird says he knew Dave Chasen (of Chasen's Restaurant) when he was a busboy. Dave Chase was never a busboy. I knew the man personally. He started as a tap dancer in Vaudeville. He came to Hollywood to get into the movies but Hollywood wasn't casting men with Uncle Dave's plain looks as a dancer. So he work on his personal chili recipe in his kitchen and borrowed some money (partly from my grandfather Nate Blumberg) from friends and opened a chili stand on Beverly Blvd. The rest is history. See more »

Quotes

John Howard Hermann, Head Communist Writer: Dutch Zweistrong wrote "All The Way To Uruguay."
Dutch Zweistrong, Communist Writer: I wrote *all* the "All The Way" pictures.
John Howard Hermann, Head Communist Writer: All successful. Did you see any of the profits, Dutch?
Dutch Zweistrong, Communist Writer: Ha!
John Howard Hermann, Head Communist Writer: All of us here are writers. The pictures originated with us. They are our own ideas. But, they're owned by the Studio.
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Connections

References Reap the Wild Wind (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Slavery and Suffering
Traditional
Arranged by Dimitri Oleg Yachinov
Performed by The Red Army Choir
Courtesy of Silva Screen Music America & FGL Productions
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Not one of the Coens' better films
4 February 2016 | by blanketman77See all my reviews

Caught this at a screening the other night, and wasn't very impressed. The laughs are infrequent, and it's downright boring in stretches. It does have its moments, though: My favorite was Brolin trying to get reassurance from an array of religious leaders that his new biblical epic won't offend anyone. And Ehrenreich, who I'd never heard of, was great as the clueless but sincere rodeo expert who has somehow fallen into serious act-ting... much to Ralph Fiennes' chagrin. Who knew a line like "if only it were so simple?" could generate such hilarity? Such moments are few and far between, though.

Overall, this is a C+ flick - I think it's getting over-rated by critics just cuz of the Coens' name. It's one of their weaker efforts.


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