Hollywoodland (2006)

Hollywoodland (2006)

Rating: 6.5/10 from 31,799 users
Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Biography / Crime / Drama / History / Mystery / Romance / Thriller | 2006 | 08 Sep 2006 (USA)

Struggling private investigator Louis Simo treats his work more as a means to make a living than a want to do right by what few clients he has. Through connections with the investigation firm for which he used to work, Simo is hired by Helen Bessolo to investigate the death of her son, actor George Reeves. Reeves was best known for his title role in Adventures of Superman (1952), a role which he always despised, in part since it typecast him as a "cartoon", despite it bringing him a certain fame. His June 16, 1959 death by a single gunshot wound while in his bedroom in his Los Angeles home was ruled a suicide by the police, the death which occurred when the house was filled with people. Reeves' story is told in part in flashback as Simo, who is trying to make a name for himself with this case, talks to or tries to talk to some of the players involved, most specifically the wife of MGM General Manager E.J. Mannix, Toni Mannix, with whom Reeves was having a relatively open and gift-lucrative affair (she bought him that house), and Reeves' fiancée at the time of his death, Lenore Lemmon, an aspiring actress who some felt didn't love Reeves (or vice versa). As Simo proceeds with his high-profile investigation, he learns that someone doesn't want him snooping around. Through the process, Simo evaluates his own professional and personal life, the latter of which includes a somewhat strained relationship with his wife and son. Written by Huggo


Director: Allen Coulter

Writer: Paul Bernbaum

Company: Focus Features

Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Country: United States

Creator: n/A

Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada


Seasons: n/A

Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital

Tagline: Living in Holly wood can make you famous. Dying in Hollywood can make you a legend.

User Review: 307

Writer: Paul Bernbaum

Cast: Adrien Brody / Diane Lane / Ben Affleck / Bob Hoskins / Robin Tunney / Kathleen Robertson / Lois Smith / Phillip MacKenzie / Larry Cedar / Eric Kaldor / Caroline Dhavernas / Kevin Hare / Molly Parker / Zach Mills / Neil Crone / Gareth Williams / Seamus Dever / Vladimir Jon Cubrt / Ted Atherton / Diego Fuentes / Dash Mihok / Veronica Watt / Joan Gregson / David Bolt / Todd Grinnell / David J. MacNeil / Ayumi Iizuka / Eric Fink / Jeffrey DeMunn / Jeff Teravainen / Brendan Wall / Eric Weinthal / Steve Adams / Jack Newman / Brad William Henke / Joseph Adam / Lorry Ayers / Robert B. Kennedy / Sven Van de Ven / Gray Powell / Michael Rhoades / Tim Campbell / Joe Spano / Richard Fancy / Kerin McCue / Jeff Cowan / Peter James Haworth / Tim Dorsch / Alexander Cameron Drogemuller / Jason Spevack / Dendrie Taylor / Jody Jaress / Murray Oliver / Walter Rinaldi / Terry C. Barna / Bill Lake / Natalie Krill / Erin Gooderham / Cameron Mitchell Jr. / Cotton Mather / Steve Brandes / Donald Burda / Charlie Lea / Matt Amar / Jordan Barker / Yaron Betan / Patrick Dussault / Crystal Joy Hall / Michael Janik / Austin MacDonald / Jennifer Sims

Language: English / Spanish