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L.A. Twister (2004)

R | | Comedy | 30 June 2004 (USA)
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The satirical journey of two guys in Los Angeles making their film as they go through the twisted world that is: Hollywood.

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Sven Pape
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Ward ... Lenny
Tony Daly Tony Daly ... Ethan
Jennifer Aspen ... Mindy
Manouschka Guerrier Manouschka Guerrier ... Terry
Sarah Thompson ... Cindy
Susan Blakely ... Vivian
Wendy Worthington ... Marilyn
Amy Hathaway ... Lynn
Lenny Citrano ... Jimmy the Weasel
Nigel Thatch ... Leroy
Kathleen McClellan ... Bambie
Colleen Camp ... Judith
Ray Proscia ... Editor
Denice Duff ... Francesca
Ken Davitian ... Walter
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Storyline

A tale about two friends, Lenny and Ethan, who share the same agenda--to leave their mark on the world by becoming famous. Ethan's marriage had been getting strained, and so he decided to come to L.A. and stay with Lenny for a while. Both of them ultimately come to the decision that making a movie will be the only way to achieve their aspirations for fame. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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We know people, who know people... who know people.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,722, 15 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,020, 27 February 2005
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the smallest budget film ever to have its world premiere at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood See more »

Quotes

[on meeting a movie producer's wife]
Lenny: You know that old saying, "Whose cock do you have to suck to get your cock sucked?" This is the cock.
Ethan: Actually, it's his wife.
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References K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) See more »

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Masterpiece!
25 October 2004 | by archnogSee all my reviews

Sven Pape has proved himself genius with this distinctly unique artwork. Covering all aspects of the "Hollywood scene," Pape holds nothing back while unveiling the beast behind the Hollywood mask. Zack Ward commands a stellar lead, and is supported by a very talented and inventive cast and crew. Pape has created a work that will appeal to the viewer at every emotional level, and leave his audience hungry for more of his work. L.A. Twister should be a huge stepping-stone in the career of Sven Pape, and will definitely be a mile marker of remembrance. In an era where the public is bombarded by senseless and unmeaning media which Hollywood dubs as "entertainment," it is encouraging and refreshing to view a work of art such as L.A. Twister.


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