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Scoop (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 28 July 2006 (USA)
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

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Death (as Peter Mastin)
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Storyline

In the funeral of the famous British journalist Joe Strombel, his colleagues and friends recall how obstinate he was while seeking for a scoop. Meanwhile the deceased Joe discloses the identity of the tarot card serial killer of London. He cheats the Reaper and appears to the American student of journalism Sondra Pransky, who is on the stage in the middle of a magic show of the magician Sidney Waterman in London, and tells her that the murderer is the aristocrat Peter Lyman. Sondra drags Sid in her investigation, seeking for evidences that Peter is the killer. However, she falls in love with him and questions if Joe Strombel is right in his scoop. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The perfect man. The perfect story. The perfect murder.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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28 July 2006 (USA)  »

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Untitled Woody Allen Fall Project 2006  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,046,924 (USA) (30 July 2006)

Gross:

$10,525,717 (USA) (28 September 2006)
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Trivia

Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) studies journalism at the fictional Adair University. This is the same university, from which Harry Block (Woody Allen) was expelled and by whom he was subsequently honoured in Deconstructing Harry (1997). It would later be mentioned as the university where Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) previously taught philosophy in Irrational Man (2015). See more »

Goofs

The instrument in the Music Room under which the Tarot cards are hidden is constantly referred to as a "French horn" when in fact it is actually a Conn 16E Mellophonium. Additionally, in the first scene in which the Mellophonium is shown it appears without a mouthpiece. In all subsequent scenes a mouthpiece is in place. See more »

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Funeral Speaker: Don't mourn for Joe Strombel. Joe Strombel had a full life. A newspaper man in the best tradition. A great credit to the Fourth Estate. It didn't matter if the bombs of the war zone were falling, it didn't matter how high up the political scandal went, or how many big corporations or small time racketeers leaned on him. Whatever the risk, if there was a story there, Joe went after it. And he usually got it.
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Composed by Ernesto Nazareth & Domenico Savino
Performed by Lester Lanin
Courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony BMG Entertainment
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better than I expected
28 July 2006 | by (www.daylightfactory.com) – See all my reviews

I went to the movie theater this afternoon expecting to be underwhelmed by Scoop. Happily, the film exceeded expectations, at least a little bit. It's nothing heavy, nothing deep -- and not anywhere as good as any number of real Allen masterpieces -- but it's also completely enjoyable as a light, bantering comedy. There's something kind of simple and sweet about it. "Cute" was the word I heard from people in the audience as they were walking out after the show. It doesn't feel like Allen set out to create a masterpiece here, it feels like he wanted to make a little comedy and have fun doing it. Compared to just about everything Hollywood is producing, Allen's stuff has a tendency to charm. Even the fluffy stuff. These days it's just refreshing to go to a movie made by an actual human being.


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