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Bowfinger

Cast

Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski View All


Crew

Frank Oz (Director), Steve Martin (Screenplay) View All

Release: Aug. 12th, 1999
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio gofer, he sets out to shoot a blockbuster featuring the biggest star in Hollywood, Kit Ramsey -- only without letting Ramsey know he's in the picture.
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Yoda
This fits rather conveniently with the film Bowfinger is secretly trying to film him in, but it's best not to scrutinize such plot details too closely.
Iroquois
There is some cleverness scattered here and there, whether it's Murphy's eager devotion to a self-help program that in no way resembles Scientology (anchored by a po-faced Terence Stamp as Murphy's contact within the organisation) or some of his more potent comments about the film industry (such as rejecting a potential action movie catch-phrase for being too complex with the line "We're making a movie, not a film!.
Gideon58
Steve Martin scored a bullseye with Bowfinger, a smart and cleverly mounted comedy, which Martin also wrote, which stars Steve Martin as Bobby Bowfinger, a down and out Hollywood producer on the verge of going out of business who gets hold of a script to produce and wants big time action star Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) to star in it.


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