Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life.
Mill Valley Film Festival Staff
It's never too late to rewrite your life's story.
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Did You Know?
When the two teens steal the 1958 Plymouth, there's a brief shot showing the car being put into gear via a conventional lever on the steering column. In fact, 1958 Plymouths were equipped with push-button transmissions. See more
I'm sorry that your life has been so, uh... joyless, so unhappy, so sad.
So yours is so fulfilled, right? Don't confuse activity with achievement. I've seen those pieces of shit, those celluloid abortions that you call movies.
Well, they weren't all stinkers. Even won a couple of "brass dolls."
Three of them...
The picture business has been good to me.
Ah, cut the bullshit!
That "bullshit" is the reason you're here.
References Black Orpheus
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber
(uncredited) and Joseph Mohr
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