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Clear History (2013)

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Movie 10 August 2013
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A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together.

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Greg Mottola
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry David ... Nathan / Rolly
Bill Hader ... Rags
Philip Baker Hall ... McKenzie
Jon Hamm ... Will Haney
Kate Hudson ... Rhonda
Michael Keaton ... Joe Stumpo
Danny McBride ... Frank
Eva Mendes ... Jennifer
Amy Ryan ... Wendy
J.B. Smoove ... Jaspar
Amy Landecker ... Nathan's Wife
Mary Klug Mary Klug ... Tibby
Patty Ross ... Gladys
Marianne Leone ... Joyce
Mike Cerrone ... Poker Buddy
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A PR specialist refuses to market a car called a "Howard" - a colossal error that loses him a billion dollars and makes him a national joke. He loses his hair, shaves his beard, takes a new name, and moves to Martha's Vineyard. Jump ten years: "Rolly" is a popular local whose sangfroid evaporates when the Howard's inventor moves to the island. Rolly, his old self unrecognizable, hatches a plan to rid the island of his nemesis; he also decides to woo the billionaire's wife. Fellatio, a former girlfriend, a woman who's lost weight, her boyfriend, the band Chicago, a menacing Chechen, a bus load of ill children, and a pair of ne'er-do-wells with experience with explosives figure in the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A story of wealth, fame, power... and this guy.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Larry David Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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In the same way that the protagonist's name "Rolly" sounds like "Larry" in reverse, the plot also takes of on a real-life angle from Larry David's life. In 2007, his wife Laurie Lennard filed for divorce, after it was revealed she had an affair with a young contractor working on the couple's estate in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the setting for this movie. See more »

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The painting that was taking from the house after it is blown, shows a red car in close shot. The car's color turns to white at the next shot. See more »

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References The Price Is Right (1972) See more »

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Absolutely hilarious
14 September 2013 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

There is a whole bunch of comedic talent assembled for this original and hilarious HBO movie - it's a must see. It is funnier than many big budget feature film comedies. The jokes are so frequent it's sometimes easy to miss some of them. Larry David (unrecognizable at first) plays an obnoxious man involved in a start up electric car company. He cashes out just before the big success. Jon Hamm plays the company's boss.

Standouts in the cast include the always funny Eva Mendez, the not often seen enough Michael Keaton, and the surprisingly hilarious Liev Schreiber doing a Chechen character. They are all so good in comedy.

Attractive setting in Martha's Vineyard.

Hope HBO starts making more excellent movie length comedies like this one.


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