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At Theaters: 8/13/1999 On Video: 1/18/1999
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 37 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 079901
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Near-bankruptcy, Bobby Bowfinger refuses to give up his dream. With nothing to lose, he takes one last shot at success. He assembles an outrageous group of misfits, including an eager nerd to assist him in a radical scheme.

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Comedy - This smart, inside-Hollywood comedy will appeal largely to older moviegoers and all fans of Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy. Some of the more sophisticated jokes and references may fly over less mature teens and children, who may find amusement but may not completely enjoy.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Steve Martin (The Out-of-Towners)
Eddie Murphy (Holy Man)
Heather Graham (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)
Producer: Brian Grazer (Life)
Director: Frank Oz (The Muppet Treasure Island)
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex; no nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fake stabbings and shootings, done in a humorous context.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol use.
ACTION: Numerous chase scenes.
COMEDY: Non-stop verbal and slapstick gags.
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Universal's ad campaign for Bowfinger would lead one to believe that the film rides solely on one (admittedly inspired) gimmick: Unable to land action superstar Kit Ramsey to headline his no-budget extravaganza, aspiring movie producer-director Bobby Bowfinger instead casts a geeky lookalike. However, that's only a small fraction of what's on writer-star Steve Martin's savvy satirical mind, which takes stinging potshots on a wide variety of targets under the Hollywood sun in one efficiently funny package.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 227 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
42
High
98%
13-19Teens (F)
22
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
26
High
85%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
Fairly High
87%
30+Adults (M)
61
High
85%
30+Adults (F)
53
Fairly High
85%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

Bobby Bowfinger, a nearly bankrupt aspiring movie producer-director, is about to take one last shot at fame and fortune. Desperate to hit the big time, the hapless dreamer recruits a motley crew of aspiring misfits, including an eager nerd, an ambitious ingenue and an over-the-hill diva. With their help, Bowfinger embarks on a radical, ingenious scheme to trick the biggest name in movies into becoming the star of his ultra-low budget film.

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