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A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

| Comedy | 2009 (USA)
A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

Director:

Andy Cadiff

Writers:

Jonathan Gershfield (screenplay), John Ross (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Jefferson Steel
Alexandra Weaver ... Girl on Motorbike
Elesia Marie Elesia Marie ... 1st Cinema Girl (as Elesia Ennis)
Sarah Goldberg ... 2nd Cinema Girl
Glynis Brooks Glynis Brooks ... Woman In Street
Camilla Arfwedson ... Amanda Blacke
Michael Wildman ... Mr. Darcy
Guy Flanagan Guy Flanagan ... Box Office Guy
John Moraitis John Moraitis ... Man In Theatre
Pat Starr ... Woman In Theatre
Maisie Scott Maisie Scott ... Young Amanda
Charles Durning ... Charlie Rosenberg
Pandora Colin ... Nadine
Lucy Akhurst ... Stewardess
Stephen Gressieux Stephen Gressieux ... Italian Tourist (as Stefano Gressieux)
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Storyline

A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England.

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They wished for a star, then wished they hadn't.

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banda amatorów See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,096,787
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds received top billing, Samantha Bond received second billing, Sir Derek Jacobi received third billing, Imelda Staunton received fourth billing, and Charles Durning received fifth billing. Some billing on movie posters and DVD covers outside of the credits list varies this. See more »

Quotes

Jefferson Steel: Excuse me. So sorry to bother you, Mr Steel.
[hands him a piece of paper and a pen]
Stewardess: No problem, honey. Who shall I sign it to?
Jefferson Steel: The United Kingdom Immigration Department. It's your landing card.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for the main cast appear one at a time as the actors in the play take their curtain call and bow to the audience in the theatre or, alternatively, in twos as they're sitting in the audience, applauding. See more »

Soundtracks

Still in the Game
Music by Christian Henson & Caroline Lost
Lyrics by Caroline Lost
Performed by Caroline Lost
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A bit of a laugh
26 June 2009 | by goffeeSee all my reviews

Last DVD on the comedy shelf, it was either this or "18-year old virgin" or many things that weren't quite American Pie with Eugene Levy. This won, by default, and was actually a pretty decent laugh. Burt was a little unintelligible but the British cast all hit the spot and the scenery played its part. A little bit Local Hero meets Shakespeare in Love, sit back on a slow evening and let the film entertain you. It's all fairly predictable in pace but the writing is good and delivery effective. What's more important is something like this got made and provides an alternative to all those Eugene Levy movies! No offence, Mr. Levy


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