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The Leading Man (1998)

The Leading Man




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This light romantic comedy follows the amorous backstage shenanigans of the cast and crew as they prepare to stage The Hit Man, noted playwright Felix Webb's latest play. The trouble begins when director Humphrey Beal hires Felix's extramarital lover Hilary Rule as his leading lady.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Virginia Duigan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 1999
J & M Entertainment


Lambert Wilson
as Felix Webb
Anna Galiena
as Elena Webb
Jon Bon Jovi
as Robin Grange
Thandie Newton
as Hilary Rule
Barry Humphries
as Humphrey Beal
Harriet Walter
as Liz Flett
Camilla Ohlsson
as Jessie Webb
Daniel Worters
as Danny Webb
Laura Austin Little
as Miranda Webb
Claire Cox
as Serena
Harry Jones
as Doorman
Sheridan Morley
as TV Interviewer
Michael Gunn
as Technician
Nicole Kidman
as Academy Awards Prese...
Ginny Holder
as Georgina
James Haggie
as Jessie's Friend
Anna Rose
as Andrea
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Critic Reviews for The Leading Man

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

Begins as a backstage story about the London theater world, and then a little Hitchcockian intrigue edges into the frame.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 6, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for The Leading Man


Jon Bon Jovi was annoying at first but he got better. The story was interesting, if not a slight rip-off of Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You.

Jeff B

O filme é horrível, Bon Jovi definitivamente não sabe atuar...

Mas pera aí, é ele. O mestre Bon Jovi! Isso vale o sacrifício, afinal você também já conseguiu muita coisa boa ouvindo Bon jovi, se é que você me entende, e também pode ter umas duas horas ruins, hehehehhehehe... Só pra compensar!

Fernando Rocha

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