Swimming With Sharks (1994)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA, 1994.  Cineville, Keystone Studios, Mama’Z Boy Entertainment, NeoFight Film.  Screenplay by George Huang.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

 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 Kevin Spacey, 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.

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