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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hapstance Films See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the final push to finish the undercover film, Miles hands Tim a long list of "shots we needed by several days ago." Some of the items include: "Fireball hurtling into sky," "Staged archive footage of president speaking about U.S.-Congo relations," "Grenade falling to floor," "Cultist gets hit by flying Jake," "Ken Burns-style panning over Congo jungle map (close up)," and "Dolores steals Jake's sandwich and puts extra spicy hot death sauce on it." 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 »


Dorian: We are a genuine puttanesca of talent!
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Cute film about filmmaking
23 May 2011 | by mikpar-62-695459See all my reviews

This was a cute film done on a low budget in and around the Portland, Oregon area. Some of the indoor scenes are a little too dimly lit, but the acting was good, as was the soundtrack. I laughed out loud a number of times while watching it. The co-directors are both relatively young and have done a number of shorter films before. This is professionally directed, professionally acted and professionally shot. Yes, there are some of the usual clichés here but they do not belabor any point and the pace moves along pretty well. A number of good local actors were used as well as some non-actors. It was so well done, though, that there is no taste of amateur anywhere in it.

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