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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.

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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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Taglines:

Three ex-Hollywood legends are going to steal $10,000,000. If they can only keep their act together. 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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Features Navajo Joe (1966) See more »

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Quite nice, but can't equal the book
15 April 2006 | by info-6836See all my reviews

It is a quite good movie. Although the images look old and battered for a 2001 movie the acting is fairly good. Unfortunately it can't equal the great Leon de Winter book, upon which the movie is based. Some very important elements from the book are missing in the film. Another thing is the cheap bunch of actors, there are some good ones, but a few parts could've had better actors. If they'd used better actors the movie could have been way more fun. All in all, it's a nice movie, it doesn't bore me but I had hoped for a way better movie. The great book deserves a better movie with better cast! But if you have read the book it is worth viewing, it's got some funny details and some of the acting is really nice.


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