- Original title
- Running time
- 123 min.
- United States
Michael Tolkin (Play: Michael Tolkin)
Richard E. Grant,
Jill St. John,
Fine Line Features / Spelling Entertainment / Avenue Pictures
Comedy. Mystery. Drama | Film In Film. Satire. Black Comedy
- Synopsis / Plot
- Robert Altman's adaptation of Michael Tolkin's novel gives the notorious director a chance to address perhaps his greatest nemesis: the Hollywood studio system. Disguised as a thriller, the film assembles virtually every famous actor in Hollywood to create an exhilarating blend of real life and fiction. Tim Robbins plays Griffin Mill, a studio executive who begins to fear for his job when upstart Larry Levys (Peter Gallagher) name becomes a hot topic on the lot. After receiving threatening postcards from an unidentified writer, Griffin tracks down David Kahane (Vincent DOnofrio), who he thinks is the guilty party. The two argue, with disastrous results. Later, as Griffin struggles to keep his job while trying to distance himself from the law, he finds himself falling in love with Kahanes mysterious girlfriend (Greta Scacchi).
: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Director, Editing, Adapted Screenplay
: 2 Golden Globes: Best Movie: Comedy or Musical, Actor Comedy (Tim Robbins)
: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Director and Adapted Screenplay. 5 Nominations
: 2 Awards in el Cannes Film Festival: Best Director, Actor. 3 Nominations
: César Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Language Picture
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Director & Cinematography. 4 Nom.
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: 3 Nominations, including Best Film
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film
1992: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Director & Best Screenplay. 4 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
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