The Independent Movie Review 2000

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Affectionate spoof of low-budget, schlock cinema. Morty Fineman (Stiller) has directed more than 400 "B" movies, which has made him a legend in certain circles. His latest project has gone bust, leaving him facing bankruptcy once again, but he's sure he has a hit with his next idea--the rights to the life story of serial killer William Henry Ellis (Hankin). Now Morty just has to convince his exasperated, estranged daughter Paloma (Garofalo) to help him raise the cash for his new opus. Faux trailers from some of Morty's epics and interviews with various co-workers, admirers, and cast are among the inspired bits.

Distribution

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Showbiz Comedies, Behind the Scenes, Dads
Screenplay
Stephen Kessler, Mike Wilkins
Cast
Jerry Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Max Perlich, Larry Hankin, Ginger Lynn Allen, Billy Burke, Andy Dick, Fred (John F.) Dryer, Ethan (Randall) Embry, Jonathan Katz, John (Johnny Rotten) Lydon, Anne Meara
Cinematography
Amir Hamed
Director
Stephen Kessler
Music
Ben Vaughn
Other
Ben Stiller, Fred Williamson, Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Nick Cassavetes, Roger Corman, Ron Howard, Ted (Edward) Demme

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