Swimming With Sharks


(out of 5)

 learns the ropes of show business the hard way when he works for the absolute meanest studio boss in all of Hollywood. The employer in question, played by , is just about the most terrifying employer in all of film history short of Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl, so when Whaley finally has a nervous breakdown and decides to exact revenge on his nemesis for all the evil that has been done to him, there’s not one person in the audience who can blame him. Great premise, but it’s not developed well and there are lot of possibilities with the characters (like maybe making the hero more likeable or the villain more juicily villainous) that are not explored.

USA, 1994

Directed by

Screenplay by George Huang

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , ,

New York Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey)

Los Angeles Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey)

Independent Spirit Award Nomination
Best Male Lead (Kevin Spacey)


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