• Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Release Date: January 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2003

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Game show television producer Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell) is at the height of his career. His creation, "The Dating Game," is one of the network's top shows and he has just been given the post of hosting his latest brainchild, "The Gong Show." But what the public and industry big-wigs are unaware of is that Chuck Barris, game show pioneer, is also a covert assassin. He works for the C.I.A. and claims to have killed 33 people.

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wilson, Jennifer Hall

Director: George Clooney

Genres: Comedy drama , Biography

Production Co: Mad Chance, Section Eight Ltd.

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: 1980s, Quest, Deception, Los Angeles, 1960s, Wife, 1970s, Fascinating

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    As for myself, I think he made it all up and never killed anybody. Having been involved in a weekly television show myself, I know for a melancholy fact that there is just not enough time between tapings to fly off to Helsinki and kill for my government. show more

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Screenwriter Kaufman is in fine meta-fettle here, even if he's still losing control of his material toward the end, and while it's too soon to tell whether Clooney has the stuff of a great director, he certainly knows who to hire. show more

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    A head-clearing, mind-blowing blast from the past - one of the year's best. show more

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