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The Hoax (2006)

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Original title: Hoax, The

Release Date
• USA: Apr 6, 2007
BoxOffice: $7.1M

Official Website:
The Hoax Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language.

Country USA

Production Companies
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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Genre: Comedy

Tagline: Based on the true story. Would we lie to you?

Plot: The Hoax
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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 Directed by
 Written by
William Wheeler
The Prime Gig, Niagara
Clifford Irving
The Spring, Bonanza, Bonanza
Richard Gere
Chicago, Pretty Woman, The Jackal
Hope Davis
About Schmidt, Arlington Road, Charlie Bartlett
Alfred Molina
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spider-Man 2, The Da Vinci Code
Marcia Gay Harden
Into the Wild, The Mist, Mystic River
Julie Delpy
Before Sunset, Broken Flowers, Before Sunrise
David Aaron Baker
Melinda and Melinda, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Tao of Steve
John Carter
Badlands, The Andromeda Strain, Joe Kidd
 Music By
Carter Burwell
No Country for Old Men, Fargo, Being John Malkovich

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