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  • U
  • Comedy
  • 1976
  • 122 mins




A clunker of a comedy from Bogdanovich that aims high and misses by a mile. In 1910 Hollywood, a disparate group of individuals are drawn into the new business of movie-making. Bogdanovich is aiming for a madcap homage to the pioneers of American cinema and throws in slapstick, runaway hot-air balloons and mixed-up suitcases, but his cast headed by Reynolds, Ryan O'Neal and Ritter tend to rely on double-takes, pratfalls and mugging instead of working for the laughs.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: John Ritter, Stella Stevens, Brian Keith, Tatum O'Neal, Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds
  • Director: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Writer: Peter Bogdanovich, WD Richter
  • Producer: Robert Chartoff
  • Photographer: László Kovács

In a nutshell

Surprisingly, it's the youngest of the cast, Tatum O'Neal, who remains in the memory as the only actor who works at a sincere performance.

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