A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.
Events in the life of a Hollywood studio executive, unfold with the same unrealistic positive coincidences, ultimately culminating to a "happy ending", much like the movie scripts, with which he works day in and out, after he accidentally murders someone.Written by
During the opening scene, the character Steve Reeves (Jeremy Piven) is seen giving a tour to a group of Japanese business people meant to be visiting from Sony. In an attempt to ingratiate himself with them, he quips, "If you need someone to eat some sashimi with you, give me a ring." In 2008, Piven was the subject of some media scrutiny after he abruptly dropped out of his role in a Broadway production of the play "Speed-the-Plow", claiming that he was suffering from mercury poisoning after years of heavy sushi consumption. See more »
(Possible deliberate error by filmmakers) In the movie-within-a-movie "Habeas Corpus", as Bruce Willis races down the hallway to save Julia Roberts, the boom mike is visible. See more »
Quiet on the set.
OK, everybody, quiet on the set.
Scene 1, take 10. Marker.
And - action!
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This film recorded digitally in a THX Sound System Theatre See more »
In the theatrical version there was a frontal nude scene of Tim Robbins at the hotel in the desert. This scene was removed for the cable version. See more »
At times it feels like a period piece or is it that we're so used to the horror. A world populated by the shallowest, opportunistic bunch of ignoramuses the world has ever know. How can art come out of that? I think that when it does it's just an accident of Casablanca proportions. Robert Altman who knows a thing or two about it tells us the horror story with the most everyday approach. Tim Robbins is perfect as that empty designer clothed excecutive with a tinge of self awareness. I had to take a shower after the film was over and remove myself from that world.
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