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A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Coleman Hough
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Gus
Nicky Katt ... Hitler
Catherine Keener ... Lee
Mary McCormack ... Linda
David Hyde Pierce ... Carl
Julia Roberts ... Francesca / Catherine
Blair Underwood ... Calvin / Nicholas
Enrico Colantoni ... Arty / Ed
Erika Alexander ... Lucy
Tracy Vilar ... Heather
Brandon Keener ... Francesca's Assistant
Jeff Garlin ... Harvey, probably
David Alan Basche ... Nicholas's Agent
Terence Stamp ... Man on Plane / Himself
Nancy Lenehan ... Woman on Plane
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Storyline

Arty film-within-a-film revolves around seven people with little in common whose lives collide. Written by Anonymous

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Everybody Needs A Release See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Survive a Hotel Room Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$739,834, 4 August 2002

Gross USA:

$2,506,446
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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After a pitch meeting with some studio execs, Blair Underwood's character complains, "We brought them a china cup and they told us to go back and make a beer mug." This is almost a direct quote from director David Fincher; he was describing his experience making Alien³ (1992) to Premiere Magazine. See more »

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Hitler: You know what? Fuck her. And here's why.
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Hitler: Number Two - Anyone who drinks as much blood as I do knows it has no effect.
Hitler: Number Three - There is absolutely no scientific connection between drinking a shot of blood a day and being an extraordinary actor.
Hitler: And Number Four - it is impossible to prove Number ...
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References Cops (1989) See more »

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Do Something Real
Performed by Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard (as Douglas Gillard)
Composed by Robert Pollard (as Robert E. Pollard Jr.)
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That don't impress me much
20 February 2004 | by skymoviesSee all my reviews

Too dreary to work as a satire, too wrapped up in its own cleverness to engage; this is an insubstantial vanity piece that might have been entertaining to make but isn't much fun to watch. I'd have thought that if Soderbergh wanted to show off, he could have come up with something better than this collection of over-scripted (and not particularly original) gimmicks.

It might have worked had we spent more time in the company of the interesting peripheral characters (the theatrical Hitler, Gus the producer) than listening to the self-absorbed droning of the others. Film students will probably love it.


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