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Coup de Cinema (2011)

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A film crew hijacks their company's current production and improves it behind the director's back.
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Credited cast:
Austin Hillebrecht ... Miles Smith
Dennis Fitzpatrick Dennis Fitzpatrick ... Buster Owens
Corey Brunish ... Adrian Dreyfus
Nomi Summa Nomi Summa ... Caitlyn
Barrie Wild Barrie Wild ... Tim
David Loftus ... Rick Steiner
Michelle Damis ... Cynthia
Tom Walton ... Jake
Tony Zilka Tony Zilka ... Ren Fields
Rhyan Schwartz ... Wilhelm
Tylor Neist Tylor Neist ... Daniel
Tracy Conklin Tracy Conklin ... Dorian
Catherine Johnson ... Dolores
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecil Averett Cecil Averett ... Runner
Michael Biesanz Michael Biesanz ... Zack Mintz


When a headstrong filmmaker gets a lowly job at the worst film production house in town, he leads a disillusioned film crew into hijacking their company's latest movie, filming a better version behind the back of their overbearing director. Written by Anonymous

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STEP 1: Steal the script and make it better. STEP 2: Get cast & crew to help remake the film. STEP 3: Don't get caught.


Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

3 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coup de Théâtre See more »


Box Office


$15,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Hapstance Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene one day before the premiere of "Marauders of the Door of Doom," Rick's desk calendar includes the following: "Pick color for red carpet," "Don't forget that one thing," "Book hotels - something cheap," and "Breakfast w/Gilda - find excuse to leave early!" See more »


When Ren Fields flees the transit train, hazy reflections of bystanders are visible in one of the train windows. However, no one is there. Non-actor bystanders had wandered through the shot, requiring them to be digitally removed. While surrounding detail allowed them to be realistically painted out of the shot, the reflections remained, leaving an unintended ghostly effect. See more »


Dolores: Do you think it's a smart idea, Buster?
Buster Owens: Well, it may not be smart, but... I sure as heck wanna do it. Come on! What have we got to lose here?
Tim: Our jobs!
Buster Owens: Sure. And are they so worth keeping? I know I'd get as much satisfaction out of shooting industrials as the garbage we shoot at Bourgeois.
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Enjoyable, Quality Film
28 July 2011 | by bosoxcowboySee all my reviews

This was a fantastic film. Some may say it was great for for being shot on a low budget, or with volunteer actors, or because the filmmakers are in their early 20's. While all of those may be true, it's not necessary to qualify a "it's a great film because..." statement. It's just a great film anyway, on any budget, with any type of actors and a writer/director of any age.

It's very tight with nothing useless and the characters are very lovable, yet real. It was funny and poignant.

The director is 23, yet he's already making a film about a character that truly loves film. Many young directors' protagonists are glorious heroes, but Parker's is a real, passionate young man whose head is focused on the quality of his work, not on the financial benefits of making film.

It's a filmmaker's film, but good for everyone!

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