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Hacks (1997)

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Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the balcony of hotel ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Rosen

Writer:

Gary Rosen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Rea ... Brian
Illeana Douglas ... Georgia Feckler
John Ritter ... Hank
Dave Foley ... Neal
Richard Kind ... Benny
Dusty Kay Dusty Kay ... Ira Gold
Tom Arnold ... Danny
Robert Patrick ... Goatee
Ryan O'Neal ... Dr. Applefield
Ricky Jay ... The Hat
Jason Priestley ... The Dude
Olivia d'Abo ... Lynn
Matt Clark ... Bus Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Kudrow ... Reading Woman
Kim Lores Bodaglo ... Mrs. Danny (as Kim Lores)
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Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the balcony of hotel near his flat and decides to write scripts with his writer friends based on what he saw. Written by Anonymous

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satire | independent film | See All (2) »

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Mystery | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sink or Swim See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rigorous See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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An hysterical look at the lives of Hollywood hacks
22 April 2001 | by Mike AustinSee all my reviews

I love this movie. The dialogue, the situations, the acting, the ensemble cast, are all top-rate. I particularly enjoy the scenes of writing partners trying to come up with TV story lines, and the ridiculous ideas they come up with. In addition to the main cast, there are several excellent actors in smaller parts, such as Tom Arnold as the sleazy double-dealing Hollywood agent, Ryan O'Neal as the psychiatrist to the stars, and Lisa Kudrow as the cynical insomniac script reader. If you like movies about the inside business of Hollywood, you'll love this one. If you like good ensemble acting, great dialogue, and a comedic story line that does not involve murder or some other gratuitous violence, you will like this movie.


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