Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1994. Cineville, Keystone Studios, Mama’Z Boy Entertainment, NeoFight Film. Screenplay by George Huang. Cinematography by Steven Finestone. Produced by Steve Alexander, Joanne Moore. Music by Tom Hiel. Production Design by Cecil Gentry, Veronika Martin. Costume Design by Kirsten Everberg. Film Editing by Ed Marx.
Frank Whaley 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.