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Movie Movie (1978)

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1h 42min
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Directing a hilarious toast to the classic 'B' movies of Hollywood in its heyday, Stanley Donen recaptures the spirit of the Thirties' double-bills in the form of two movies starring screen legend George C. Scott, with an old-fashioned intermission between the films. 'Movie Movie', written by Sheldon Keller and Larry Gelbart (M.A.S.H.) was nominated for numerous awards at both the Golden Globes and the Berlin Film Festival, with the Writers Guild of America awarding the film a WGA Screen Award.

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Stanley Donen
Larry Gelbart, Sheldon Keller
Classics, Comedy, Music & Musicals, Sports & Sport Films
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
102 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour and B & W
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  • Colour version of 'Dynamite Hands'
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  • Behind the Scenes Image Gallery

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