Bowfinger [Blu-ray] [1999]

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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 66)

Synopsis


Bowfinger
A group of wanna-be filmmakers and actors concocts a scheme to make a movie with a major star without having to pay him in this comedy. Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) has struggled for years to make it in Hollywood with no real success; he's convinced that he has to make his big break soon or it will be too late. Bobby has a script, and he has a cast, including an ingenue straight off the bus from Ohio (Heather Graham), a one-time regional stage star who fondly recalls her brief moment of glory (Christine Baranski), and a hunky aspiring matinee idol (Kohl Sudduth). He also has a young associate named Dave (Jamie Kennedy), who has a low-level job at a movie studio as a gofer -- which means that he has keys to every part of the lot and can "borrow" whatever they need. All they need is a star, but without any money, how do they get one? Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) is a leading action star, and he is obviously beyond Bowfinger's budget. But Bobby has an idea: what if he tricked Kit into appearing in the film without his knowing it? Steve Martin also wrote the film's screenplay, and former Muppets performer Frank Oz directs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin - Bobby Bowfinger
  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy - Jiff Ramsey, Kit Ramsey
  • Heather Graham
    Heather Graham - Daisy
  • Christine Baranski
    Christine Baranski - Carol



Overall customer rating

4.4
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best lie ever told!

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    verysirius

    A uniquely funny tale about an aspiring film maker Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin) who makes his boldest attempt to live out his childhood dream of producing a movie. On his way to making this dream a reality, he assembles a crew and tells everyone that the biggest actor in Hollywood Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) has agreed to star in his film. But there's only one problem, Bowfinger lies to his crew about Ramsey's participation which forces him to develop creative solutions in order to fulfill the lie that he's just told!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious film!

    Posted
    Bestbuyshopper
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    Two of my favorite comedians in a hilarious movie made to poke fun at Hollywood. A great supporting cast too, Robert Downey and Heather Graham are scene stealers as well. Ridiculous and intelligent writing only Steve Martin can pull off. I wish Hollywood could stop taking themselves so seriously and make some fun movies again, we need them!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got you sucka

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    Digi
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    This is one of the underrated comedies of the last 25 years in my opinion. Great cast including 2 greats, lots of great quotes. However, video and audio quality along with special features aren't improved over the DVD so while I'd recommend watching I can't endorse an upgrade.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great in places

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    Keith
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    So the movie does look good in places and not so good in other places. The lighting had a lot to do with the image quality, and in the sun light it was overexposed a bit and not as sharp. While inside, the clarity was much better. Not too bad for an older release.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Two wild and crazy guys

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    JohnnyBravo
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    Murphy and Martin star in this enjoyable skewering of the Hollywood film industry. While not as laugh out funny as I hoped, both actors have some nice moments (especially Murphy who plays two roles). The parody at the film's end, to quote Murphy's character "Awesome"!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious

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    Venom2796
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    Bowfinger was released when Eddie Murphy was in his prime. He and Steve Martin are just fantastic in this film and the film itself is hilarious. The story may seem far fetched but something similar has happened in the past. Definitely worth watching.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated ....

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    bluraydj
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    For some reason, this film gets trashed, written by Steve martian (with Eddie Murphy pulling double (acting) duties. full with backhanded jabs and laugh out loud moments.genuinely a great comedy. don't listen to the haters

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Instant classic

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    Scifiretakescimaxradio
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    Bowfinger is an instant classic with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in which a down on his luck film producer secretly films a action star to star in his movie and driving his paranoia to the brink of fear causing hilarity along the way.

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