Guild/Avenue (David Brown, Michael Tolkin & Nick
W: Michael Tolkin [based on his
DP: Jean Lepine
Ed: Geraldine Peroni
Mus: Thomas Newman
PD: Stephen Altman
Tim Robbins (Griffin Mill), Greta Scacchi (June
Gudmondsdottir), Fred Ward (Walter Stuckel), Whoopi Goldberg (Avery), Peter Gallagher (Larry Levy), Brion James (Joel Levinson), Cynthia Stevenson (Bonnie Sherow), Vincent D'Onofrio (David
Kahane), Dean Stockwell (Andy Civelia), Richard E. Grant (Tom Oakley)
A belligerent studio executive receives death threats from
a screenwriter whose script he rejected, but finds it difficult to determine which one.
For a film buff, this is the ultimate black comedy, filled
to the brim with wily Hollywood in-jokes, celebrity cameos and even a film within a film. It might not be appreciated by a more mainstream crowd, but those who understand filmmaking will
thoroughly enjoy it, especially the ending which is a stroke of screenwriting and filmmaking genius.