Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) is a Hollywood movie producer/director but down-on-his-luck. When a friend writes the script for a science-fiction film, Chubby Rain , Bobby is convinced that it will be a blockbuster and bring him fame and fortune. However, a producer (Robert Downey Jr) agrees to finance the film only on the condition that A-list star Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) is signed to play the lead and when Ramsey refuses, Bowfinger is determined that he will be part of the film with his permission or not.
With the help of the cheapest team he can put together, including an aspiring actress desperate to be in the movies (Heather Graham), a slightly over-the-hill diva (Christine Baranski), Ramsey’s twin brother (Murphy in a dual role) and a lowly gofer from a major studio, Bowfinger films an oblivious Ramsey as he contrives a chain of situations guaranteed to gain a reaction in the quest to create his masterpiece.
Oz’s film contains laugh-out-loud situations and with its larger-than-life characters is a funny and fresh satire on Hollywood.
Cast: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Alexi-Malle, Kohl Sudduth, Barry Newman, Terence Stamp, Robert Downey Jr., Alejandro Patino, Alfred De Contreras, Ramiro Fabian, Johnny Sanchez, Claude Brooks, Kevin Scannell, John Prosky, Michael Dempsey, Walter Powell, Phill Lewis, Marisol Nichols, Nathan Anderson, Brogan Roche, John Cho, Lloyd Berman, Zaid Farid, Aaron Brumfield, Kevin Grevioux, Kimble Jemison, Alex Craig Mann, Laura Grady, Reamy Hall, Michelle Boehle, Kimberly Baum, Megan Denton, Janet Jaeger, Hope Wood, Addie Yungmee, Andrea Toste, Carl Kocis, Tiger Mendez, Steve J. Termath, Alan Oliney
Director: Frank Oz
Producer: Brian Grazer, Kathleen M. Courtney
Composer: David Newman
Director of Photography: Ueli Steiger
Production Companies: Universal Pictures
Release Date: 12 August 1999
Running Time: 1 h 37 min
Country: United States of America
Tagline: The con is on.
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