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The Player
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Rating: R Year: 1992 Category: Drama Comedy
Director: Robert Altman Time: 123:00:00 min. Writer: Michael Tolkin

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Mine: I just did not get this movie. I know lots of people think that it was great, but I was board to tears. If it was not for all the celebrity cameo's it would be a zero.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Sharp black comedy about a paranoid young movie executive (Robbins) who is threatened by a disgruntled screenwriter--until he begins taking the law into his own hands. Biting examination of Hollywood greed and power, with eternal renegade Altman near the top of his form (especially during the eight-minute opening tracking shot). Hilarious performances, scores of star cameos (several by Altman alumni like Elliott Gould, Lily Tomlin, Sally Kellerman, and Cher), many inside jokes... but a bit too much plot. Adapted by Michael Tolkin from his novel; Tolkin and his lookalike brother, Stephen, also appear as a pair of writers who meet with Robbins.
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