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• USA: Aug 13, 1999
DVD Release Date
• R1: Jan 18, 2000
Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and language.
1 hour, 37 minutes
Studio Image Entertainment, Universal
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• Bowfinger's Big Thing (1998)
|Genre: Comedy, Hollywood, Buddies, Deception, Blackmail, Aliens, Thieves, Showbiz|
Tagline: The con is on.
Plot: When never-has-been director Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) finds a movie script he’s convinced will take him to the Oscars, he’ll do anything to get the movie made--including lying to his actors, "borrowing" film and equipment from a major studio, and coercing border-jumping Mexicans to be his camera crew. With a budget of only $2,000 and no Hollywood clout, Bowfinger can only get backing by casting famous action star Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy). When the actor turns down the offer, Bowfinger stages elaborate scenes where his overly eager actors approach Kit, say their lines, and run off while Bowfinger films it, making Kit the unwitting star of the movie. Meanwhile, these strange encounters cause the already edgy actor to become even more anxious, building toward a complete nervous breakdown that might jeopardize the film's big finale.
Gleefully spoofing Hollywood staples such as promiscuous actresses, Scientology, sleazy producers, and empty promises, the film celebrates the magic of the movies as much as it pokes fun at it. Director Frank Oz wisely gives free rein to screenwriter Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, who turns in not one but two winning performances as Kit Ramsey and his goofy look-alike named Jiff. A meeting of great comic minds, BOWFINGER is a Tinsel
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