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The Hoax
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David Aaron Baker David Aaron Baker
Brad Silber
John Carter John Carter
Harold Mcgraw
Judi Barton Judi Barton
Marion
Raul S. Julia Raul S. Julia
Bike Messenger
James Biberi James Biberi
Mcgraw-Hill Security
Richard Gere Richard Gere
Clifford Irving
Hope Davis Hope Davis
Andrea Tate
Christopher Evan Welch Christopher Evan Welch
Albert Vanderkamp


Written by
William Wheeler William Wheeler
(screenplay)
Clifford Irving Clifford Irving
(book The Hoax)


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Howard Hughes

8 years, 3 months ago at Oct 29 2:38
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Early 1970s. Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) has an idea for a book, but his publishers at McGraw-Hill suddenly refuse it. He then promises to deliver them with "the" book of the century: the autobiography of Howard Hughes. Except Irving... has never met the man!
With the help of his friend Dick Suskind (Alfred Molina), Cliff comes up with credible lies, thus leading his publishers to accept... read more

A very good movie

4 years, 8 months ago at May 25 12:00
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Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but the story was really intriguing and since I always had a weak spot for Lasse Hallstrom's work, I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, I was eventually quite impressed by Richard Gere's performance. Indeed, I have nothing against Richard Gere but, to be honest, most of the time, he shows up in movies which are rather average and m... read more
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In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving (Gere) sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.
Release date: 20 April 2007
Tags: Drama (6), 2006 (5), Comedy (3), Airplane (2), 2000s (2), 2007 (2), Biography (1), AXXo (1), Box Office Flop (1), Biograhy (1), Deception (1), Biopic (1), Based On True Story (1), English (1)
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50 Biggest Lies In Biopic History (50 movies items)

" The Untruth: Richard Gere is Clifford Irving, a journalist who claims to have helped reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes write his autobiography. But it’s all lies. Irving is a washed up hack. He would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for, well, being a liar. The Truth: Irving objected to the film, particularly his portrayal as "Desperate and humorless, a washed-up hack writer who lives in a conservative New York suburb." He said "The movie misses the point that the"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 4 years, 8 months ago

A very good movie

“Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but the story was really intriguing and since I always had a weak spot for Lasse Hallstrom's work, I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, I was eventually quite impressed by Richard Gere's performance. Indeed, I have nothing against Richard Gere but, to be honest, most of the time, he shows up in movies which are rather average and most of them focus too much on his heartthrob image. This movie is however an expection. Obviously, it does help when you have such a good director like Lasse Hallstrom who delivers the good as usual (on the other hand, I have to admit it, it has been a while since the Sweedish director has actually released anything really amazing). Above all, I thought it was just a fascinating story and, after '” read more

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"Kyllä tässä tositapahtumiin perustuvassa elokuvassa on jotain yritystä, mutta hieman vaisuksi homma jää. Katsoja saa kyllä kuvaa tapahtumien kulussa, mutta hahmot jäävät köykäisiksi, eikä tapahtumat etene sujuvasti. Mutta sentään näyttelijät, jopa Richard Gere, tekevät hyvää työtä."


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"Total Gross: 11,772,461 $"


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" A fantastic role for Gere in this unique look into the older life of Howard Hughes. "


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doudouce55 posted a review 8 years, 3 months ago

Howard Hughes

“Early 1970s. Clifford Irving (Richard Gere) has an idea for a book, but his publishers at McGraw-Hill suddenly refuse it. He then promises to deliver them with "the" book of the century: the autobiography of Howard Hughes. Except Irving... has never met the man!

With the help of his friend Dick Suskind (Alfred Molina), Cliff comes up with credible lies, thus leading his publishers to accept his manuscript. Will they ever figure out that it is all a hoax?

Gere and Molina pull off wonderful performances. Hope Davis, the publicist contact, and Marcia Gay Hayden, Cliff's wife, are both excellent. Well-cast, and well-directed.

The script is a little thin since the plot is predictable (and at times repetitive), even without knowing absolutely nothing of these "actua” read more

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