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Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

R | | Comedy | October 1998 (USA)
A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with ... See full summary »

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Adam Rifkin
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Eric Carlson ...
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David Lake
Tony Markes ...
Nick Decker
Joanne Roberts ...
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Allen Gasmer ...
William Morris Agent
Bobbi Thompson ...
William Morris Agent
Craig Wyckoff ...
Nick Decker's Agent (as Craig Wycoff)
Tom Harrison ...
Nick Decker's Agent
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Nick Decker's Manager (as James Kaler)
Lisa Pescha ...
Nick Decker's Manager
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A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with failure. A guest role on "Baywatch" ends when he steps on a stingray and has to be hospitalized. The filmmaker's frustration is multiplied by the fact that the original actor (David Andriole) he had selected and who had to drop out of the project because of a studio commitment, meets success and constantly crops up in roles where the second actor is struggling for his break. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In the tradition of "This is SPINAL TAP" comes.... [welcome to HOLLYWOOD] See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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October 1998 (USA)  »

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Crazy Credits

While the main credits appear as: Starring Adam Rifkin, Angie Everhart and Introducing Tony Markes as Nick Decker, only Adam and Tony are listed in the end credits, even though they are in order of appearance. See more »

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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Written and Performed by Phil Roy
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Okay spoofy indie put-on.
30 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Welcome to Hollywood" pretends to be a documentary which chronicles the career of an unknown wannabee actor (Markes) who, hopefully, will become a big star during the course of the film. Kinda/sorta cute and fun, this flick doesn't pan out as it become increasingly obvious it's a fraud and scenes are set up or staged. Nonetheless, "Welcome..." does give some slight view-from-the-bottom insights into the inner workings of Hollywood and the movie biz. A marginally entertaining pseudodocumenatary for people with an interest in Hollywood behind the scenes.


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