Release Date: August 13th, 1999

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue (Heather Graham), a has-been diva (Christine Baranski) and a film studio gofer (Jamie Kennedy), he sets out to shoot a blockbuster featuring the biggest star in Hollywood, Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) -- only without letting Ramsey know he's in the picture.

Cast: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Alexi-Malle, Kohl Sudduth, Barry Newman

Director: Frank Oz

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Filmes Lusomundo, CIC-Taft Home Video, Argentina Video Home, MCA/Universal Pictures [us], United International Pictures

Keywords: Spirited, 1990s, Quest, Amusing, Madcap, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

  • 76
    Mr. Showbiz

    Savy script... terrific performances... [yet] the movie's herky jerky pacing may leave you wanting.

  • 100
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    A venemous Valentine to Hollywood sugarcoated with laughs. show more

  • 100
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Spoofy and sweet... endearingly old-fashioned.

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