A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together.


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


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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Rolly DeVore is Larry David's stand-in's name. So it's interesting that Nathan Fromm is now playing the part of some guy named Rolly DeVore. See more »


In the restaurant booth when Rolly presses his friend for the construction job, the key for the wallbox juke selector can be seen sticking out the right side. It's unlikely the key would be left in it normally. See more »

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A fun & entertaining movie with the genius of Larry David
15 August 2013 | by BobS-8See all my reviews

This is a fun movie that is perfect feel good entertainment. I will be the first to admit that it shines with the humor of Larry David but I wish people would stop saying it is another episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm". which it is not. Of course the humor of Larry David runs from start to finish but that is what makes it entertaining. Just like every Abbott & Costello movie ran true to their humor so does other projects by Larry David. "Curb You Enthusiasm" is perhaps the best comedy television show ever made and running neck and neck wit Seinfeld which is also reflecting the genius of Larry David. So it is unfair to compare the movie with "Curb Your Entusiasm". which exceeds all expectations of great comedy. Nonetheless, you will get some good chuckles from "Clear History" and come away feeling quite content with both the story and the characters!

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Release Date:

10 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Larry David Project See more »

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Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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