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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.


Ethan Coen, Joel Coen


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





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


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


Lights. Camera. Abduction.


Comedy | Drama | Music | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Josh Brolin played Eddie Mannix in this movie. His then-wife Diane Lane played Mannix's wife Toni in Hollywoodland (2006). See more »


In 1951, Chinese restaurants that catered to Westerners did not set chopsticks out on the table as part of the standard place setting. See more »


Narrator: It is 5.00 AM. Still shank of night for some. But, for Eddie Mannix, beginning of a new work day. The movie studio for which he works manufactures stories. Each, it's own daylit drama, or moonlit dream. But, the work of Essie Mannix cares not for day or night. And cares little for his rest.
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Crazy Credits

The movie's title "Hail, Caesar!" appears onscreen as the title of the biblical epic that Eddie is watching in dailies. See more »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Krampus (2015) See more »


Song of India
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Red Bone & Tommy Dorsey
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User Reviews

Boring.Waste of time
9 November 2016 | by smaromargariSee all my reviews

The movie was a disaster,such a disappointment for me .I was expecting something really good and different but nothing...nothing interesting or worthy enough to make the audience happy.I was disappointed by the fact that the cast was so good, with well known actors so i had expectations that the movie was gonna be great .It was boring and not funny at all.At the beginning i was patient and wait till something happens,i mean ...it's George Clooney ,Scarlet Johansson,Channing Tatum,Jonah Hill,Ralph Fiennes it can't be awful! But I really felt like it was a waste of time.The movie has no plot to speak of and I don't understand some reviewers who reviewed the movie with 7,8 or 9 maybe they don't have sense of humor and unlike me they have not expecting it to be a satiric romp through the halls of 50's Hollywood.Ending was weak too.

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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 »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,355,225, 7 February 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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