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PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 8 August 2003 (Canada)
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A singer, whose career has gone on a downward spiral, is forced to make a comeback to the performance stage for a benefit concert.

Director:

Larry Charles

Writers:

Bob Dylan (as Sergei Petrov), Larry Charles (as Rene Fontaine)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Dylan ... Jack Fate
Jeff Bridges ... Tom Friend
Penélope Cruz ... Pagan Lace
John Goodman ... Uncle Sweetheart
Jessica Lange ... Nina Veronica
Luke Wilson ... Bobby Cupid
Angela Bassett ... Mistress
Steven Bauer ... Edgar
Michael Paul Chan ... Guard
Bruce Dern ... Editor
Ed Harris ... Oscar Vogel
Val Kilmer ... Animal Wrangler
Cheech Marin ... Prospero
Chris Penn ... Crew Guy #2
Giovanni Ribisi ... Soldier
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart and Nina Veronica are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate, and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Would you reach out your hand to save a drowning man if you thought he might pull you in? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Monolith [Poland] | Official site | See more »

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Anonimato See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,783, 27 July 2003

Gross USA:

$533,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$546,106
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The supporting cast for this film all took pay cuts in order to be in a movie with Bob Dylan. See more »

Goofs

When Nina Veronica meets the TV executives at the television studio, the liquor bottles in the center of the table change position and number in almost every shot where they are visible. See more »

Quotes

Tom Friend: Everybody's doing the killing now. Everybody's doing the dying.
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Alternate Versions

There are many different versions of this film, according to director Larry Charles, including a 3 hour version. See more »

Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Diamond Joe
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed Live by Bob Dylan and his band
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a beautiful mind
15 May 2004 | by torayumeSee all my reviews

yes, this is a film about cousin bob. this is the authorized bio of captain Dylan...most of the humor, the comedy of it is centered around the archetypes of humanity dying to know or, believing to know this man they want to know. hardcore Dylan fans have come out to say a resounding 'no'. and why not? when was this man ever pegged down? every actor is endowed with great lines and greater motivation, the screenplay is awesome for an actor: there is a deleted scene where goodman tells Wilson about Alexander the great that is, like most scenes, profound but hilarious--it is a tight rope to walk. and in the background of that scene, there is again the vision of the giant rabbit. it's quite possible that the logic of this film confounds more than a few because it is expected to make sense like the sense we have been relying on for centuries... but sense was never really established concretely. the pitfall of this film is to expect something from it, to not realize the little things: Luke Wilson says 'the glass is always empty, so is the place where the money should be.' ribisi's speech on changing sides; goodman says later to Dylan 'i'm on your side' and Dylan counters 'you have to be born on my side, sweetheart', dylans lines about what cows can digest. and this film is chock full of wonderful, little things... mickey roarkes speech after the president dies, the montage of friend grilling fate, they are all hysterical, the whole script is so dead on, you cannot hold back the laughter. this is a tragic comedy if ever there was one. if one were to witness the last of a species, a specimen that had never been seen before, it would appear strange and without a base, a reason; this film is that. every character is carefully written, carefully acted to breathe life into the archetypes they represent and they all want something from fate and they use whatever wiles they have to get it, but fate does nothing but let them choose their fates, respectively. he is the thing they want and cannot have. the thing, that if only they could nail it down, it could be done and buried. but fate says he has a few songs left. the story of his life, right?


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