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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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From The Director Of Traffic, Ocean's Eleven & Erin Brockovich! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Soderbergh attached the following list of rules to the screenplay to his low budget ($2 M) film with a huge list of stars:
  • 1. All sets are practical locations.
  • 2. You will drive yourself to the set. If you are unable to drive yourself, a driver will pick you up, but you will probably become the subject of ridicule. Either way, you must arrive alone.
  • 3. There will be no craft service, so you should arrive on set "having had". Meals will vary in quality.
  • 4. You will pick, provide, and maintain your own wardrobe.
  • 5. You will create and maintain your own hair and make-up.
  • 6. There will be no trailers. The company will attempt to provide holding areas near a given location, but don't count on it. If you need to be alone a lot, you're pretty much screwed.
  • 7. Improvisation will be encouraged.
  • 8. You will be interviewed about your character. This material may end up in the film.
  • 9. You will be interviewed about the other characters. This material may end up in the finished film.
  • 10. You will have fun whether you want to or not. If any of these guidelines are problematic for you, stop reading now and send this screenplay back where it came from.
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Goofs

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Quotes

[from the trailer]
Carl: You can't pretend that you are having sex with someone, when you are actually having sex with them.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits for the movie. Instead, opening credits are shown for the "movie within the movie". See more »

Connections

References In the Heat of the Night (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Diane L.
Composed and Orchestrated by Jacques Davidovici
Published by Les Editions du Quartier (Administered by Marada USA/Criterion Music Corp.)
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Huh?????
19 September 2003 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

Huh, that is what I thought about this movie 15 minutes in. It was so disorganized and pointless. There is some sort of movie being filmed in this movie. That part made no sense. Why even show that. I guess the only thing that really happens is a wife cheats on her writer husband and a movie producer dies in his hotel room before his birthday party. And that is really what this movie is about, which is why it was so boring and awful. It just isn't entertaining. And this is one of the few times, I didn't like Julia Roberts in a movie. I know she must have done this as a favor to the director, but her character was dumb and does nothing.

FINAL VERDICT: Dull. Waste of time.


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