|Genre: Drama, Hollywood|
Tagline: A real Hollywood story.
Plot: The son of legendary director John Huston and brother to Academy Award winner Angelica Huston, Danny Huston gives a break through performance of a man who presumably has the perfect Hollywood life, but reexamines his existence when a phone call changes everything. As the film opens, Ivan Beckman (DANNY HUSTON), the hottest young talent agent in Hollywood has been found dead. His fellow agents at Media Talent Agency scramble to cover up the ugly story. Rumors quickly spread. Was it a drug overdose? Foul play? Domestic violence? Clients must be placated, especially Don West (PETER WELLER) the gun-toting, misogynist star. At Ivan's funeral, as the coffin slides into the mausoleum wall the movie winds back in time. The audience meets Ivan and discovers how charismatic, attractive and admired he was by all. Ivan flatters and woos his way throughout the business, schmoozing in limousines filled with starlets, sealing a movie deal at one cocktail party, all without ever having read the script. And the ultimate coup, signing superstar Don West, thereby making Ivan king of the agency.
In the flurry of congratulatory callers comes a telephone call of a different nature. Ivan learns he has a terminal illness. Ivan spins into a vicious cycle of drugs, girls and more drugs
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