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      Hijacking Hollywood

      1997 1h 31m Drama List
      Reviews 22% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Aspiring filmmaker Kevin Conroy (Henry Thomas) moves to Hollywood and quickly finds his first industry job -- an unenviable position as a production assistant on an ill-conceived sequel to "Moby Dick." After a string of browbeatings at the hands of his verbally abusive boss, Michael Lawrence (Mark Metcalf), and the boss's assistant, Russell (Scott Thompson), Henry plans his revenge: he will steal footage from the movie and hold it for ransom to raise money for his own directorial debut. Read More Read Less

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      Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It's funny. lighten up and enjoy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member My dad turned after channel surfing. The Cox people have it listed as a 3/4 star movie. HAHAHA. So my dad was like Ah Okay 3/4 that's good, let's watch it. It's a B movie. Starring the kid from E.T. who by 1997 was in his 20s. So after I noticed he was in this that made it interesting! Hahah. But it's a bad quality film. The script is pretty below average and the acting is par or sub par. Also some of the film's dubbing was off, so that made things even more weird. Somehow we watched the whole movie, hahaha, I give ourselves a 3/4 stars worth of effort on our part for sitting through it all. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I hope these guys all the best. They sure need it. Someday, somebody's gonna do this movie just great. I just know it. Someday. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Henry Thomas (E.T) is a young college grad, who goes to Hollywood hoping to make a script that he wrote into a movie. He ends up taking a job as a Production Assistant on a big budget film called Moby Dick 2.His roommate Tad, works out a scheme to kidnap the film and hold it hostage for about $150,000. A scathing satire that would be funnier if you're familiar with the inner workings of the film industry. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Shot like an episode of All My Children and featuring an all-star cast of overacting, Hijacking Hollywood is a compelling story executed poorly. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie was pretty funny. "you know the difference between brown nosing and ass kissing? depth perception" Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Aspiring filmmaker Kevin Conroy (Henry Thomas) moves to Hollywood and quickly finds his first industry job -- an unenviable position as a production assistant on an ill-conceived sequel to "Moby Dick." After a string of browbeatings at the hands of his verbally abusive boss, Michael Lawrence (Mark Metcalf), and the boss's assistant, Russell (Scott Thompson), Henry plans his revenge: he will steal footage from the movie and hold it for ransom to raise money for his own directorial debut.
      Director
      Neil Mandt
      Producer
      Neil Mandt
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 31m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo