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Stand-ins (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 August 1999 (Portugal)
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Hollywood. 1937. The Golden Age of Cinema. Six women, who come to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous, find themselves working as stand-ins to the glamorous stars of the era. They ... See full summary »

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Harvey Keith

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Harvey Keith (screenplay), Ed Kelleher
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katherine Morris Katherine Morris ... Lillian 'Peg' Entwhistle
Costas Mandylor ... Jack Turner
Jordan Ladd ... Monica-Bette Davis' Stand-in
Daphne Zuniga ... Shirley-Greta Garbo's Stand-in
Sammi Davis ... Martha Anne-Jean Harlow's Stand-in
Charlotte Chatton ... Peggy (Mae West's Stand-in)
Todd Cattell ... Fritz, the Cop
Missy Crider ... Rhonda-Marlene Dietrich's Stand-in
Katherine Heigl ... Taffy-Rita Hayworth's Stand-in
Rod Dyer Rod Dyer ... Irwin Reisner
Bob Elyea Bob Elyea ... Miss Harlow's Cameraman
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Hollywood. 1937. The Golden Age of Cinema. Six women, who come to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous, find themselves working as stand-ins to the glamorous stars of the era. They gather at their local watering hole for a birthday celebration where they share their hopes and dreams with the bartender Jack, the ringmaster of the "stand-in" circus. During the course of one evening, a new stand-in is introduced to the group, instigating a turn of events which will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes The Brightest Stars Are The Ones You Never See

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

First Look Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Duplas See more »

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Katherine Heigl's character was Katharine Hepburn's stand-in. Permission was not granted to use Hepburn's name, so references to Rita Hayworth were dubbed in post-production. See more »

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Rita Hayworth was not a star in 1937. It's unlikely she had a stand-in at that time. See more »

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Dreadful
30 September 2003 | by Brad-61See all my reviews

This is a dreadful, amateurish production, that wastes the talents of some good actresses, but they seem to have received no direction. Another viewer pointed out the inaccuracies, but there's a big one--in 1937, Rita Hayworth was not a star. She had made a few movies under the name Rita Cansino, but was not on the equal plain then with Davis, Garbo, Dietrich, etc. She hit it big in the early forties, especially with Gilda. When I first saw her character in the movie, I thought she was dressed like Katharine Hepburn, which would have been a better choice.


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