Two movie producers who owe money to the mob set up their aging movie star for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. But they wind up getting more than they ever imagined.

Director:

George Gallo

Writers:

George Gallo (screenplay by), Josh Posner (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Max Barber
Tommy Lee Jones ... Duke Montana
Morgan Freeman ... Reggie Fontaine
Zach Braff ... Walter Creason
Emile Hirsch ... James Moore
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Bess Jones
Kate Katzman ... Megan Albert
Eddie Griffin ... Devon
Chris Mullinax ... Bob Stillwater
Patrick Muldoon ... Frank Pierce
Julie Lott ... Sophie Renee
Blerim Destani ... Boris
Vincent Spano ... Joey Silva
Paul Witten ... Danny
Aighleann McKiernan ... Harriet
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Storyline

In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grind-house film producer, Max Barber, (Robert Deniro) decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money. But when he casts Duke Montana, (Tommy Lee Jones) an aging, washed up movie star as the lead, Max never expects the depressed old drunk to be revitalized by being in front of the camera again. Unable to kill Duke in a basic stunt, Max ups the stakes, putting Duke into ever more dangerous situations. And as Duke survives stunt after stunt, Max unwittingly starts making the best movie of his career. A cross between "Get Shorty" and "The Producers," THE COMEBACK TRAIL is a fun journey through the underbelly of Hollywood. Littered with a cast of unforgettable and outrageous characters, it will have you giggling.

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Don't call it a comeback...Okay, call it a comeback. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »
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This is Eddie Griffin's second time working with writer and director George Gallo. Previously they worked on the 2001 hit movie, Double Take with co-star Orlando Jones. See more »

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There is a mid-credits scene, which is actually a trailer for the "Killer Nuns". See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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D.N.F.W.J.
Written by Aldo Shllaku
Published by FAVIS Music (BMI)
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No juice
16 April 2021 | by mr-altexSee all my reviews

Actors are doing what they can, the premise is all right, but the overall output of the movie is just boring.

I should not be surprised that it is a remake of something from the 80s, it felt like that but with the modern polishing.

It would surprise me if this took them more than 2 weeks to shoot because it seems like a cheap money grab with famous names but bad comedy.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Comeback Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,740,666
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2.39 : 1
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