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A series that centers on Peter Dragon (played by Jay Mohr), a Hollywood executive. His last, massively expensive, movie bombed and he needs a hit. Will "Beverley Hills Gun Club" be it?

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Chris Thompson
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jay Mohr ...  Peter Dragon 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Illeana Douglas ...  Wendy Ward 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Jarrad Paul ...  Adam Rafkin 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Jack Plotnick ...  Stuart Glazer 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Buddy Hackett ...  Uncle Lonnie 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Lee Arenberg ...  Bobby G. 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Fab Filippo Fab Filippo ...  Holden Van Dorn 6 episodes, 1999-2000
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Storyline

In Hollywood you're only as good as your last flick, and Dragonfire Films exec Peter Dragon has hit bottom with his $150 million bomb "Slow Torture." His only hope to get back to the way things were is the shoot-'em-up film "Beverly Hills Gun Club," and the only person that will help him is ex-child star turned hooker Wendy Ward. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

13 Episodes were made but only eight got to air on FOX. The five remaining episodes were shown on FX. See more »

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In Latin America, the Sony Channel (Sony Entertainment Television) aired all the episodes that were filmed. In the U.S., Peter Dragon dies in the final episode, but (at least in Latin America) he continued production after that episode: he got back with Wendy, and learned that Adam Rafkin (the script writer) had previously sold the movie he was filming under a different title. Then Peter had to buy the script back, giving Wendy as a trade. In the end, Wendy left Peter and Hollywood after making him promise he would return all the money she had invested. In the final scene, Uncle Lonnie asks Peter if he wants to go home, and Peter asks Lonnie to take him to the studio, because "that's my home". See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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Even a Dog Can Shake Hands
Performed by Warren Zevon
Music by Jonathan Wolff & Paul Buckley
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Ahead of its time
1 January 2004 | by SepiaToneSee all my reviews

If you like the current FOX TV series "Arrested Development" (perhaps even "Dream On") you would have liked FOX's "Action." Set in the intensely high-stress environment of Hollywood, this show had the same tone, feel and cynicism of "Arrested Development", but with humour a touch more risque - perhaps too risque for a 9:00 pm timeslot.

Critically well-received with decent reviews, the show was also aired on Bravo's "Brilliant But Cancelled" showcase. "Action" was simply too edgy, too offensive, and too jaded for its time, with wickedly dark humour and remarkable wit. In time it would have found its audience, but the plug was pulled too soon.

Those involved in the entertainment industry would, in particular, enjoy the loathsome humour and cynicism.

Rumour has it, it may be released on DVD.


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