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Hollywood Ending (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 May 2002 (USA)
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A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Téa Leoni ... Ellie
Bob Dorian ... Galaxie Executive
Ivan Martin ... Galaxie Executive
Gregg Edelman ... Galaxie Executive
George Hamilton ... Ed
Treat Williams ... Hal
Woody Allen ... Val
Debra Messing ... Lori
Neal Huff ... Commercial A.D.
Mark Rydell ... Al
Douglas McGrath ... Barbeque Guest
Stephanie Roth Haberle ... Barbeque Guest
Bill Gerber Bill Gerber ... Barbeque Guest
Roxanne Perry Roxanne Perry ... Barbeque Guest
Barbara Carroll ... Carlyle Pianist
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Storyline

Val Waxman is a film director who was once big in the 1970's and 1980's, but has now has been reduced to directing TV commercials. Finally, he gets an offer to make a big film. But, disaster strikes, when Val goes temporarily blind, due to paranoia. So, he and a few friends, try to cover up his disability, without the studio executives or the producers knowing that he is directing the film blind. Written by <stuartkenny50@hotmail.com>

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It's Going to be a Shot in the Dark!

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug references and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ciego See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,017,981, 5 May 2002

Gross USA:

$4,850,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,569,744
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DTS (Mono)| Dolby Digital (Mono)| SDDS (Mono)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film opened the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. It was the first of three Allen films to open Cannes, the other two being Midnight in Paris (2011) and Café Society (2016). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where they pitch the film to Val (about 16:30 into the film) the boom is visible in the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Ellie: What are you going to do? Are you, are you going to edit it blind, too? Put in the music blind? Go to the premiere blind? At least you won't be able to read the reviews.
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Connections

References Terror Firmer (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet And Lovely
(1931)
Written by Gus Arnheim, Neil Moret & Harry Tobias
Performed by Barbara Carroll
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Please Reward Woody Allen!
6 June 2012 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Woody Allen is a comic genius who plays himself in this film as Val Waxman. I don't believe his on screen relationship with Debra Messing or with Tea Leoni but that's Woody Allen for you. This film has him playing a down and out New York City film director who gets to make a film in the city with a Chinese cinematographer who can't speak English. Just days before filming commences, his character comes down with blindness. He can't let the cast, crew, and backers know he's really blind. But still, I do enjoy a good Woody Allen comedy. It's light-hearted at times in this film. If you don't get Woody Allen, I'm sorry that you probably wouldn't like the film. Anyway, I think it's time he got his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for television; the Cecil B. DeMille Award; the National Medal of the Arts; and the Kennedy Center Honors. It's just time for him to get his rewards.


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