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Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

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Film director Adam Rifkin spoofs Hollywood's star machine in concocting this fictional "mockumentary" about a director (Rifkin playing himself) who wants to make a documentary film about a rising young star. Anton Markwell (Tony Markes, who co-directed the film) is the object of Rifkin's inquiring camera. Rifkin, fancying himself a star-maker, advises Markwell to change his name to Nick Decker. Decker is actually the second choice for the project. Rifkin originally selects David Lake (David Andriole), but Lake signs a film contract and his studio won't cooperate with Rifkin's documentary. Rifkin has no better luck with Decker, until his protégé lands a guest role on the popular television series Baywatch. But while filming on the set, Decker steps on a sting ray and ends up in the hospital, ending his chance for quick notoriety. Meanwhile, Lake continues to beat out Decker for plum roles.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Rif Coogan, Shawn Ryan, Tony Markes
On DVD: Sep 26, 2000
Blump International Film


Tony Markes
as Anton Markwell, aka...
Adam Rifkin
as Himself
David Andriole
as David Lake
Nicolas Cage
as Himself
Ron Shelton
as Himself
Will Smith
as Himself
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

You'll gasp and you'll laugh...and will probably be adding some Ozploitation to your Netflix queue.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009
Washington City Paper

It gets silly towards the end, but it's a fun ride

April 3, 2004

July 6, 2005

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