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The Hollywood Sign (2001)

Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.

Director:

Sönke Wortmann

Writers:

Leon de Winter (novel), Leon de Winter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Tom Greener
Jacqueline Kim ... Paula Carver
Rod Steiger ... Floyd Benson
Burt Reynolds ... Kage Mulligan
Al Sapienza ... Rodney
Dominic Keating ... Steve
Eric Bruskotter ... Muscle
David Proval ... Charlie
Kay E. Kuter ... Robbie Kant
Raf Mauro ... Lenny Lena
Kathleen Gati ... Deb
Roz Witt ... Deli Waitress
Adria Tennor ... Kant's Receptionist
Amy Leland Amy Leland ... Rocco Hostess
Mark Gantt ... Party Boy
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Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.

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A film by Sönke Wortmann See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Aplistia See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Throughout his career Burt Reynolds has made a number of movies that examine movie-making and this film is one of them. The pictures include Fade-In (1968) (location filming & westerns); Silent Movie (1976) and Nickelodeon (1976) (silent films); Best Friends (1982) (scriptwriting & Hollywood); Hooper (1978) (stuntwork and Hollywood); The Player (1992) (Hollywood); Boogie Nights (1997) (adult films); The Last Producer (2000) (producers and Hollywood); The Hollywood Sign (2001) and A Bunch of Amateurs (2008) (actors and Hollywood). See more »

Goofs

The bottle of whiskey rotates between shots even though no one has touched it. See more »

Quotes

Paula Carver: Do you remember what we used to say? Talent plus good luck equals success. Talent plus bad luck equals bad luck.
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28 September 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"The Hollywood Sign" is all about a trio of washed up, has-been movie actors (Berenger, Reynolds, Steiger) who decide to turn fiction into reality by using a movie screenplay as the blueprint for a Vegas casino ripoff (sorta). Everyone in this unfortunate flick seems to be waiting for the other cue to drop. Performances are hickory; the screenplay is clumsy; timing is waaay off; and God knows where the director was during the filming. There is one poignant moment when Reynolds watches himself in an old western and a few funny moments where the trio, playing like detectives, interview some hoods. Otherwise the film is a waste of talent and a waste of time. (D)


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