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The Player


Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg View All


Robert Altman (Director), Michael Tolkin (Screenplay) View All

Release: Apr. 3rd, 1992
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
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Adaptation references it's own making, and in a sense so does The Player - The postcard sender calls Griffin Mill again, and gives him a pitch for a film which is basically everything that has happened so far - calling his film "The Player", and as long as Mill greenlights it, it will have a happy e....
Citizen Rules
I thought the ending twist was pretty clever too and it gave the movie a film within a film feel.
Based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, this is the story of Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins),a movie studio executive whose primary job duty is listening to writers pitch ideas for movies and the fate of whether or not these pitches actually become movies often rests on Griffin's opinion alone.
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