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Live! (2007)

A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

Director:

Bill Guttentag

Writer:

Bill Guttentag
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Mendes ... Katy
David Krumholtz ... Rex
Rob Brown ... Byron
Katie Cassidy ... Jewel
Jay Hernandez ... Pablo
Eric Lively ... Brad
Monet Mazur ... Abalone
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Rick
Danny Comden ... Buck
Paul Michael Glaser ... Network President
Missi Pyle ... Plummy
Andre Braugher ... Don
Charlotte Ross ... Jennifer
Michelle Krusiec ... Dylan
Mageina Tovah ... Kelly
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Storyline

In a world where reality and entertainment are continuously colliding, Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Bill Guttentag's feature debut Live! follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker Rex as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants competing for five million dollars on-air, complete with loaded guns. As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, Live! examines the competitive and often gut-wrenching world of television production, where everyone from the crew to the contestants to the network brass becomes engulfed in a ratings battle to the top-a battle where questions of morality, ethics and sheer will lead to a darkly humorous and unforgettable outcome. Written by producers

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Goofs

While the whole premise of the show is Russian roulette, somehow the legal team says because the killing bullet is unknown they can legally show the game. While in actuality, there are federal laws which would prevent this kind of show from ever existing. The show would be considered reckless endangerment as it meets the legal definition. Reckless endangerment is a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn't required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions. See more »

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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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Never Leave The Sun
Written by Leslie Mills and Chris Pelcer
Performed by Leslie Mills
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Awesome and under-rated
19 February 2008 | by escapex_kaunasSee all my reviews

Well... I am a fan of really serious movies. This one had me jumping starting 01:30:44. Although, I wouldn't advise the future viewers to skip to that part. In that case - you will not understand the plot of the movie. Everything else - the way the movie was shot, the dialog and etc - are pretty good. Although the director of the movie has debuted (as much as I know - he used to be a documentary director) very well. This movie really make you think. Makes you think about your decisions in life, about the life itself and it's value... Makes you think about the things people do and the reasons behind their actions. I would recommend this movie to everyone that is old (and smart) enough to understand it.

P.S. "Live!" is well under-rated...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,228,368
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