Bowfinger (1999)

PG-13
Bowfinger
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TitleBowfinger
Year1999
CountryUSA
GenreComedy (Movies)
Run Time1h 37 min
Director

B movie film producer Bobby Bowfinger has been saving up to direct a movie for his entire life—he now has $2,184 to pay for production costs. He has a script (“Chubby Rain”) penned by an accountant, Afrim, and a camera operator, Dave, with access to studio-owned equipment. Bowfinger then lines up several actors who are hungry for work, along with a crowd of illegal Mexican immigrants for a camera crew; the only other thing he needs is access to a studio in order to distribute his masterwork. He extracts a promise from a high-ranking Universal Pictures executive, Jerry Renfro, that Universal will distribute the film if it includes currently-hot action star Kit Ramsey.

Ramsey—a pompous, neurotic, and paranoid actor—refuses, so Bowfinger constructs a plan to covertly film all of Ramsey’s scenes without his knowledge. The actors, told that Ramsey is method acting and will not be interacting with them outside of their scenes, walk up to Ramsey in public and recite their lines while hidden cameras catch Ramsey’s confused reactions. The plan goes well at first: Ramsey (who is a member of an organization called MindHead) swallows the movie’s alien invasion premise and believes he is genuinely being stalked by aliens, resulting in an exceptionally genuine and intense performance.

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Cast:

Steve Martin Steve Martin
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Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
Kit Ramsey / Jiff Ramsey
Terence Stamp Terence Stamp
Terry Stricter
Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr.
Jerry Renfro

B movie film producer Bobby Bowfinger has been saving up to direct a movie for his entire life—he now has $2,184 to pay for production costs. He has a script (“Chubby Rain”) penned by an accountant, Afrim, and a camera operator, Dave, with access to studio-owned equipment. Bowfinger then lines up several actors who are hungry for work, along with a crowd of illegal Mexican immigrants for a camera crew; the only other thing he needs is access to a studio in order to distribute his masterwork. He extracts a promise from a high-ranking Universal Pictures executive, Jerry Renfro, that Universal will distribute the film if it includes currently-hot action star Kit Ramsey.

Ramsey—a pompous, neurotic, and paranoid actor—refuses, so Bowfinger constructs a plan to covertly film all of Ramsey’s scenes without his knowledge. The actors, told that Ramsey is method acting and will not be interacting with them outside of their scenes, walk up to Ramsey in public and recite their lines while hidden cameras catch Ramsey’s confused reactions. The plan goes well at first: Ramsey (who is a member of an organization called MindHead) swallows the movie’s alien invasion premise and believes he is genuinely being stalked by aliens, resulting in an exceptionally genuine and intense performance.

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