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Hail, Caesar! (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 5 February 2016 (USA)
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A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.

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Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix. Written by Warren D'Souza

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Lights. Camera. Abduction.

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking | See all certifications »

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5 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Hail, Caesar! A Tale of The Christ  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,355,225 (USA) (5 February 2016)

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$29,997,095 (USA) (18 March 2016)
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Trivia

George Clooney's character Baird Whitlock tells a story about Danny Kaye, Danny Kaye co-starred in White Christmas along with Rosemary Clooney, George Clooney's aunt. See more »

Goofs

When the scarf gets stuck in the editing deck, stopping the film, the lamp melts the frame on the screen. The lamps in editing decks are much lower intensity than those used in projectors and do not produce the heat necessary to melt stuck film. See more »

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Director: Squint against the grandeur!
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Crazy Credits

The movie's title "Hail, Caesar!" appears onscreen as the title of the biblical epic that Eddie is watching in dailies. See more »

Connections

References Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) See more »

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Echelon's Song
Written by Aleksandr Aleksandrov (as A. Alexandrov) & Osip Kolychev (as O. Kolitchev)
Performed by The Red Army Choir
Courtesy of Silva Screen Music America & FGL Productions
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Glorious Mess of a Movie
7 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It looks so good. Really, the feel of 1950s Hollywood has never been better, the photography is first rate with a stellar cast directed by the popular and very much held in esteem COEN BROTHERS. Trailer made it look like an fun Frank Capra kind of film. And when we walked out of it, given all the above, we missed something. A movie. There is none here. It is a great job made by talented people aplenty. It wants to be that fun film but never finds the movie. A few jokes. Not enough. Quirky fun characters, but not weird enough. Sublots aplenty, but they never run together and never are resolved. Good acting that goes nowhere. This fine film is just a bunch of dead end streets that are way too short with really interesting stuff on the side of the road but no intersection.

Neil Simon was given script advice once that all the characters have to meet in the play AT LEAST ONCE. Here, none meet at all. They have the subplot and that is it. Ending was weak too. Meh.


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