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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
- Sam Rockwell

Overview - George Clooney makes his directorial debut with this frenetic, visually dazzling black comedy. Based on notorious television producer Chuck Barris' "unauthorized autobiography," Clooney's film reinforces Barris' outlandish claim that he lived a secret life as a hitman for the CIA.  Read more...

 
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Overview

George Clooney makes his directorial debut with this frenetic, visually dazzling black comedy. Based on notorious television producer Chuck Barris' "unauthorized autobiography," Clooney's film reinforces Barris' outlandish claim that he lived a secret life as a hitman for the CIA. Sam Rockwell stars as Barris, a fresh-faced dreamer who moves to New York to find success in television. Pretty soon, he's written a hit song ("Palisades Park"), has shacked up with the ultra-peppy Penny (Drew Barrymore), and has his first successful game show, THE DATING GAME. But as if that weren't enough excitement, he is soon recruited by CIA Special Agent Jim Byrd (Clooney) to become a hired killer for the federal government. As Barris' subsequent shows (THE NEWLYWED GAME, THE GONG SHOW) take off, the conflicted producer uses them as a front for his undercover job, chaperoning winning couples all over the world while performing his deadly duties after hours. Along the way, he meets a shady cast of characters--including a sultry assassin (Julia Roberts)--who threatens to blow his cover and ruin his television career forever. Adapted by the daring and mischievous Charlie Kaufman, Clooney's film features yet another electrifying performance from Rockwell (LAWN DOGS, SAFE MEN).

Cast List

Alex Wurman
Charlie Kaufman - Screenwriter
Matt Damon - American actor, screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
George Clooney - American actor/director
Julia Roberts - Oscar-winning American actress, ERIN BROCKOVICH
Chuck Barris - Host of "The Gong Show"
Rutger Hauer - Dutch Actor/In USA
Sam Rockwell - Actor, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
Andrew Lazar - Producer
Steven Soderbergh - Director/Screenwriter, TRAFFIC (2000)
Peter Andrews - Director/Screenwriter, TRAFFIC (2000)
Maggie Gyllenhaal - American actor, SECRETARY/STRANGER THAN FICTION
Drew Barrymore - American actress and producer
Brad Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
William Bradley Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Newton Thomas Sigel - Director of Photography, CASINO (1995)
Tom Sigel - Director of Photography, CASINO (1995)

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398145691
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Black Comedy
Live-Action
Killer
Theatrical Release
CIA
Television Personalities
Assassins
Biographical

 
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Theatrical release: December 31, 2002 (LIMITED)

Reviews:
"...It is a mesmerizing movie....There is some inspired and innovative camerawork and nimble editing in CONFESSIONS..." - 12/31/2002 USA Today, p.6D


"...A powerful and creative film....Rockwell displays a virtuoso's range of emotions and states of mind with a keen instinct for going against expectation..." - 12/02/2002 Variety, p.39


"...Sharp, funny, unreasonably compelling..." - 01/10/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.49


"...Clooney fashions a style all his own: visceral, vital and churning with off-the-wall ideas....You can feel his joy in it..." - 02/06/2003 Rolling Stone, p.67


"...George Clooney's assured directorial debut spins this bizarre premise into one of the year's most weirdly engaging and unpredictable character pieces..." - 03/01/2003 Box Office, p.59


"...Sam Rockwell gives a finely modulated performance of perpetually shifting nuance....Clooney responds to the challenges of the script by giving the film swagger and verve..." - 03/01/2003 Sight and Sound, p.36-7


"...MIND is cutting, bold and ultimately puppy-dog eyed..." - 09/01/2003 Movieline's Hollywood Life, p.118


"Slick, entertaining debut from first-time director George Clooney..." - 01/01/2004 Uncut, p.142

 
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