Hollywood North (2004)

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Candian filmmaker Peter O'Brian directs the comedy Hollywood North, set in Toronto during the late '70s. Matthew Modine stars as Bobby Mayers, a stressed-out Canadian producer trying to make an action film called "Flight to Bogota." The production is inevitably troubled by numerous problems with the cast, crew, and finances. Alan Bates stars as crazed Hollywood actor Michael Baytes, the leading man who takes over the set. Jennifer Tilly plays Gillian Stevens, the nymphomaniac leading lady who seduces her younger co-star Frankie Candido (Fabrizio Filippo). Meanwhile, filmmaker Sandy Ryan (Deborah Kara Unger) is trying to capture the whole thing for a making-of documentary. Hollywood North premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2003.
Rating:
R (for sexuality, language and drug content.)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy
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In Theaters:
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Studio:
First Look Pictures

Cast

Matthew Modine
as Bobby Myers
Saul Rubinek
as Paul Linder
Alan Bates
as Michael Baytes
Joe Cobden
as Howard Atkins
Deborah Kara Unger
as Sandy Ryan
Alan Thicke
as Peter Casey
John Neville
as Henry Neville
Lindy Booth
as Molly
Fabrizio Filippo
as Frankie Candido
Clare Coulter
as Lindsay Marshall
Sandi Stahlbrand
as Leslie Carrington
John Bayliss
as Customs Inspector
Jennifer Tilly
as Gillian Stevens
Audrey Lupke
as Joanne Jennings
Kim Coates
as Scott DiMarco
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Critic Reviews for Hollywood North

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | August 14, 2004
Variety
Top Critic

A curious artifact: A movie about an era that produced scores of movies most people never saw, and arriving nearly a generation after most people never saw them.

Full Review… | January 30, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Hollywood North loses bite, first by being exactly the kind of movie it satirizes and by being so dated.

January 29, 2004
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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January 13, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A terrible Canadian movie about the making of a terrible Canadian movie.

December 13, 2007
FulvueDrive-in.com

A forgettable fluffy Canadian film about runaway production during the heady days of Tax Credit filmmaking in the late 70s.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Hollywood North

½

I didn't find the cast very appealing, it's a so so mock of movie making. Some very slow stretches big the film down, but it does have it's moments.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

I didn't expect much from this movie, and it was a bit annoying at first, but it turned out not so bad, and I actually enjoyed it.

Sunday Banks
Sunday Banks
½

I didn't find the cast very appealing, it's a so so mock of movie making. Some very slow stretches big the film down, but it does have it's moments.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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