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The Last Mogul (2005)

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A biography of powerful Hollywood agent and executive Lew Wasserman.

Director:

Barry Avrich

Writer:

Barry Avrich

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Cast

Credited cast:
Irving Azoff ... Himself (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Bart ... Himself
Norman Brokaw ... Himself
David Brown ... Himself
Helen Gurley Brown ... Herself
David Carr David Carr ... Himself
Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Carter ... Himself
Charles Champlin ... Himself
George Christy ... Himself
Kaye Coleman Kaye Coleman ... Herself
Janet De Cordova Janet De Cordova ... Herself
Al Dorskind Al Dorskind ... Himself
Garth H. Drabinsky Garth H. Drabinsky ... Himself
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A biography of powerful Hollywood agent and executive Lew Wasserman.

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Scandal. Power. Corruption. Finally, a true Hollywood story.


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Mogul: Life and Times of Lew Wasserman See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,965, 26 June 2005

Gross USA:

$16,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,469
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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If Wasserman was truly amazing, this documentary doesn't reflect that.
30 May 2005 | by charlieisaliveSee all my reviews

Had I been a personal friend of Lew, I am sure this biography would have meant a lot more. I viewed this documentary as part of a film festival, and I suppose that meant I was expecting a little bit more. But I did not get more in any sense of the word.

My knowledge of the man before I saw this film was limited to his name and existence as an influential person in Hollywood, and now I still know little else. What information I did gather felt similar to an hour long Biography special on A&E. If he truly was an amazing man with enough history and intrigue to warrant a 2 hour documentary, then the director did not do justice to this character.

The film consisted largely of the friends/ co-workers speaking out about Wasserman, but after one introductory title informing me who the friends were, the director assumed I would recognize the face and relationship through to the end... I think a lot of tension and importance was lost on me because I did not understand the value of the praise etc given.

I believe this would have been best viewed on TV on a rainy Sunday afternoon.


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