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Hollywoodland


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Release Date: September 8, 2006
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Allen Coulter
Screenwriter: Paul Bernbaum
Starring: Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Molly Parker, Lois Smith, Robin Tunney, Kathleen Robertson, Steve Adams, Jordan Barker, Donald Burda, Larry Cedar, Brad William Henke, Joe Spano, Jeff Teravainen
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R (for language, some violence and sexual content)
Official Website: Hollywoodlandmovie.com
Review: 7/10 rating
DVD Review: 7/10 rating
DVD: HD DVD | Widescreen | Full Screen
Movie Poster: One-Sheet | Ben Affleck | Diane Lane | Adrien Brody
Production Stills: View here

Plot Summary: "Hollywoodland" is a uniquely compelling exploration of fame and identity, inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries. The film is the feature directorial debut for Allen Coulter (Emmy and DGA Award nominee for his work on "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City").

June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's "Adventures of Superman," as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves (portrayed in "Hollywoodland" by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck) leaves behind a fiancée - aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney) - and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But it is his grieving mother, Helen Bessolo (Lois Smith), who will not let the questionable circumstances surrounding his demise go unaddressed. Helen seeks justice, or at least answers. The Los Angeles Police Department closes the case, but Helen hires - for $50 a day - private detective Louis Simo (Academy Award winner Adrien Brody). Simo soon ascertains that the torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane), the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins), might hold the key to the truth.

But truth and justice are not so easily found in Hollywood. Simo pursues dangerous and elusive leads in both high and low places and, in trying to turn up the heat, risks getting burned. The detective also uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns more personal and he learns more about Reeves himself. Behind the icon was a complex man who gave his life to Hollywood in more ways than one.


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Clip 1 - 'I Laugh When I'm Happy':
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Clip 2 - 'I Could Nail You with This':
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Clip 3 - 'Superman Doesn't Smoke':
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Clip 4 - 'Inflated Sense of Your Importance':
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Clip 5 - 'I'm in the Picture Business':
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Clip 6 - 'They're Picking Up Superman':
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