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The Comeback Trail (2020)

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Two movie producers who owe money to the mob set up their aging movie star for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. But they wind up getting more than they ever imagined.

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George Gallo

Writers:

George Gallo (screenplay by), Josh Posner (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Robert De Niro ... Max Barber
Morgan Freeman ... Reggie Fontaine
Tommy Lee Jones ... Duke Montana
Emile Hirsch ... James Moore
Zach Braff ... Walter Creason
Patrick Muldoon ... Frank Pierce
Malcolm Barrett ... Actor
Natalie Burn ... Sister Mary Rose
Ekaterina Baker ... Sister Mary-Masha
Eddie Griffin ... Devin
Kate Katzman ... Megan Albert
Vincent Spano ... Joey
Nick Vallelonga ... Mob Boss
Leslie Stratton ... Sister Mary Anne
Michelle Maylene ... Sister Mary Lilith
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Storyline

In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grind-house film producer, Max Barber, (Robert Deniro) decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money. But when he casts Duke Montana, (Tommy Lee Jones) an aging, washed up movie star as the lead, Max never expects the depressed old drunk to be revitalized by being in front of the camera again. Unable to kill Duke in a basic stunt, Max ups the stakes, putting Duke into ever more dangerous situations. And as Duke survives stunt after stunt, Max unwittingly starts making the best movie of his career. A cross between "Get Shorty" and "The Producers," THE COMEBACK TRAIL is a fun journey through the underbelly of Hollywood. Littered with a cast of unforgettable and outrageous characters, it will have you giggling.

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Hollywood has never pulled a stunt like this. See more »

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Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »
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Remake of The Comeback Trail (1982) See more »

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Kinda slept on.
14 November 2020 | by kezzanolanSee all my reviews

I'm genuinely confused as to how no one really knows about this film at all, considering it literally has Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman! Like surely that would bring some exposure to it, but apparently not.

Oh yeah, about the movie itself: it's not bad. Could be better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2020 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Comeback Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,080,244
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2.35 : 1
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