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Paparazzi (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 September 2004 (USA)
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A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.

Director:

Paul Abascal

Writer:

Forry Smith (as Forrest Smith)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cole Hauser ... Bo Laramie
Robin Tunney ... Abby Laramie
Dennis Farina ... Detective Burton
Daniel Baldwin ... Wendell Stokes
Tom Hollander ... Leonard Clark
Kevin Gage ... Kevin Rosner
Blake Michael Bryan Blake Michael Bryan ... Zach Laramie (as Blake Bryan)
Tom Sizemore ... Rex Harper
Andrea Baker ... Emily
Jordan Baker ... Dr. Kelley
Joe Basile ... Police Lab Tech
Lauren Birkell ... Allison
Wendy Braun ... Bo's Publicist
Kelly Carlson ... Kristin
Greg Castro Greg Castro ... Policeman
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Storyline

Bo Laramie is a movie star who has finally achieved success. But success comes at a price, in the form of four persistent photographers known as the paparazzi. Using their dishonest methods of getting the money shot regardless of what it takes, they'll stop at nothing in exploiting Bo for every last penny. But when one of their ventures nearly costs Bo's life and that of his family when they cause a car accident and do nothing afterwords except take photos, Bo has finally reached his breaking point. In doing so, Bo decides to exact a crafty and complex revenge on those four who have enjoyed making his life a living hell with his focus on the paparazzi's ring leader, Rex Harper. Written by monkeykingma

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paparaciai See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,855,111, 5 September 2004

Gross USA:

$15,712,072
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Sizemore and Daniel Baldwin appeared in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991). See more »

Goofs

On the cover of the Paparazzi magazine, the word "accident" is spelled "accicdent". See more »

Quotes

[Harper and Stokes just came back from Laramie's house]
Wendell Stokes: So what do we do now?
Rex Harper: [with increasing anger] The whole idea of going IN THERE, Wendell, was to protect ourselves. If we were worried about Laramie coming after us before, we have GUARANTEED it now!
Wendell Stokes: Why don't we go to the police?
Rex Harper: [incensed and angrier] And tell them what? "We broke into his house. YOU *ATTACKED* HIS WIFE! And that WE would like some protection?" You are a moron, Wendell. You are an ABSOLUTE *MORON*!
Wendell Stokes: Hey, what the hell do you ...
[...]
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Features Speed (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Going in the Right Direction
Performed by Robert Randolph and The Family Band
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Written by Robert Randolph
Published by Happy Fingers Too Publishing (BMI)
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Funniest Film of the Year!
5 September 2004 | by mcuadradoSee all my reviews

in the grand tradition of "Mommie Dearest", "Showgirls" and "Pay it Forward" comes "Paparazzi", from the mind of Mel Gibson's hairdresser. This film manages to embrace every direct-to-video thriller cliché with such zest- every line, every situation is portrayed with such conviction that you have to wonder, 'do these people even realize how BAD this is'? This film stars Cole "no eyebrows" Hauser as Bo Laramie, an up and coming action star whose new film "Adrenaline Force" (yes, what a name) has thrust him into the public eye. But Tom Sizemore (aged "34", according to a TV show in the film) and Daniel "I live in a Sombrero house" Baldwin, renegade "bad seed" employees of 'Paparazzi' magazine have other plans for Bo. They terrorize him in his lovely Malibu home, take incrimininating photos of him and Sierra at the local Wild Oats, and inflict a tacky car chase-by-way-of-Lady Diana accident harming his family. What's Bo to do? Exact his revenge? Who cares. I saw this film with a friend knowing it would be hilariously, ridiculously off-key- and it certainly was. What a treat this film was- one of the funniest I've seen in years.


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