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Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

R | | Comedy | October 1998 (USA)
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A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with ... See full summary »

Directors:

Tony Markes, Adam Rifkin

Writers:

Tony Markes (story), Adam Rifkin (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Rifkin ... Adam Rifkin
Jane Jenkins ... Casting Director
Scott Wolf ... Actor
Peter Facinelli ... Actor
Jou Jou Papailler ... Actor
Eric Carlson Eric Carlson ... Actor
David Andriole ... David Lake
Tony Markes Tony Markes ... Nick Decker
Joanne Roberts Wiles ... William Morris Agent (as Joanne Roberts)
Allen Gasmer Allen Gasmer ... William Morris Agent
Bobbi Thompson Bobbi Thompson ... William Morris Agent
Craig Wyckoff Craig Wyckoff ... Nick Decker's Agent (as Craig Wycoff)
Tom Harrison Tom Harrison ... Nick Decker's Agent
Jamie Kaler ... Nick Decker's Manager (as James Kaler)
Lisa Pescha Lisa Pescha ... Nick Decker's Manager
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Storyline

A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with failure. A guest role on "Baywatch" ends when he steps on a stingray and has to be hospitalized. The filmmaker's frustration is multiplied by the fact that the original actor (David Andriole) he had selected and who had to drop out of the project because of a studio commitment, meets success and constantly crops up in roles where the second actor is struggling for his break. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

In the tradition of "This is SPINAL TAP" comes.... [welcome to HOLLYWOOD] See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bem-vindo a Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Joel Schumacher: As himself. See more »

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The last two names listed in the cast credits only have first names. They are: "Clafoutis" Captain...GILLES French Hotelier...BILL See more »

Connections

References Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) See more »

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Written and Performed by Phil Roy
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Okay spoofy indie put-on.
30 August 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Welcome to Hollywood" pretends to be a documentary which chronicles the career of an unknown wannabee actor (Markes) who, hopefully, will become a big star during the course of the film. Kinda/sorta cute and fun, this flick doesn't pan out as it become increasingly obvious it's a fraud and scenes are set up or staged. Nonetheless, "Welcome..." does give some slight view-from-the-bottom insights into the inner workings of Hollywood and the movie biz. A marginally entertaining pseudodocumenatary for people with an interest in Hollywood behind the scenes.


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