• Plot Description
Original title: Hoax, The
• USA: Apr 6, 2007
The Hoax Website
Rated R for language.
Miramax Films, Mutual Film Company, Stratus Film Co., Bob Yari Productions, City Entertainment, Mark Gordon Company, The, Yari Film Group (YFG)
Studio Miramax Films
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• The Hoax (2006)
Tagline: Based on the true story. Would we lie to you?
Plot: In 1971, Clifford Irving achieved the very heights of American journalism, nabbing a series of unprecedented interviews with the most famous man in the world – ultra-reclusive, immensely powerful, superstar billionaire Howard Hughes – revealing his most intimate memories and controversial secrets.
Actually, that's a lie.
In 1971, writer Clifford Irving told an incredible whopper – one that became one of the most audacious and outrageous hoaxes ever perpetrated on the media and American public. Claiming to have obtained Howard Hughes' long sought-after memoirs, Irving pulled the wool over the entire publishing industry's eyes, and nearly made off with major cash and worldwide fame, until his clever yarn unraveled into a serious crime.
Now from Academy Award®-nominated director Lasse Hallström (CIDER HOUSE RULES, CHOCOLAT) comes THE HOAX, a riveting caper inspired by Irving's untrue story. Jumping off from the still controversial facts surrounding Irving's ruse into a fictional reverie, the film mischievously and imaginatively explores how a
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