Hollywood Boulevard


1h 23m 1976

Brief Synopsis

Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Action
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Action
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Filmed in ten days in October 1975 for less than $60,000.

Dick Miller's character is named for his character in Bucket of Blood, A (1959).

The plot was inspired by the film The Death Kiss (1933) which directors 'Dante, Joe' and Allan Arkush happened to catch on television one night.

The name Patrick Hobby is a reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Pat Hobby stories (concerning a hack writer).

Rico's line, "Is this the end of Rico?" is Edward G. Robinson's last line in _Little Caesar (1930)_ .

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1976

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1976