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The Deal (2008)

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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie Berns
... Deidre Hearn
... Bobby Mason
... Rabbi Seth Gutterman
... Lionel Travitz
... Fiona Hicks
... Levi Rosenwald (as Sharon Reginiano)
... Nigel Bland
... Grier Clark
... Ian Chadwick
Natasha Rees-Davies ... Maya
Aiden Lithgow ... Skip Miller (as Aidan Lithgow)
... Linda
... Catherine Oxenmoor
Sean Higgs ... Hans Bleimer (as Sean Aidan Higgs)
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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie. Written by IMDb editor

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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In addition to playing the role of Charlie Berns in the film, William H. Macy also reads the audio book upon which the film is based. See more »

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When Deidre and Charlie start arguing in the Czech studio, Lionel and the girl get up and leave - twice. See more »

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Referenced in Compulsion (2013) See more »

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Written and Performed by Murray Anderson
Administered by Hi-Z Sound Productions (Pty) Ltd
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The Deal is the Real Deal
6 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

This star-studed film from Steven Schachter (director of the Emmy award winning TV film Door to Door) is an interesting film with a diverse combination of comedy and action. The Deal features many well known actors including William H Macy (Fargo), Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally), LL Cool J (Last Holiday), and Jason Ritter (TV's Joan of Arcadia). This film is a new inside look on the Hollywood scene and should not be missed. I've always been a fan on films about Hollywood and this is one of the more interesting takes on that. I'm also a fan of the every day man acting in William H Macy's. I know he put a lot of work into getting this film out, which wasn't released in theaters. It's now available on DVD so I recommend checking it out.


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