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Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius (1987)

TV Movie | Drama

Hollywood hack Pat Hobby lands a job adapting a play by the brilliant Rene Wilcox for the screen. Wilcox refuses to work with him and Hobby believes he has written the script on his own. He steals it, makes a few changes, then submits it. ...See moreHollywood hack Pat Hobby lands a job adapting a play by the brilliant Rene Wilcox for the screen. Wilcox refuses to work with him and Hobby believes he has written the script on his own. He steals it, makes a few changes, then submits it. The studio immediately recognizes it as a different script which has previously been submitted and rejected. When Wilcox realizes what has happened, he insists that Hobby work with him once more, but only uses him to model a particularly sorry character of his new play on him. See less
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F. Scott Fitzgerald (stories) | Rob Thompson (as Rob Thompson)
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Christopher Lloyd
Pat Hobby Pat Hobby   See fewer
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Colin Firth
Rene Wilcox Rene Wilcox   See fewer
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John Finnegan
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Joseph Campanella
Jack Berners Jack Berners   See fewer
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Joseph V. Perry
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Al Mancini
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David Hart
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Paul Tauger
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Beau William Starr
Jack Wilson Jack Wilson   See fewer
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Rico Guarnieri
Gus Venske Gus Venske   See fewer
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Beverly Sanders
Mrs. Robinson Mrs. Robinson   See fewer
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Gwil Richards
Mr. Robinson Mr. Robinson   See fewer
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Kevin Bash
Errol Flynn Errol Flynn   See fewer
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W. Ernest Bown
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Molly Hagan
Katherine Hodge Katherine Hodge   See fewer
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Wendy Schaal
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Tim Wise
Max Leam Max Leam   See fewer
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Ben Hartigan
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Harry S. Murphy
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Mary Margaret Amato
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Jules Dean
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Marc Segal
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4.3 / 10 | 68 votes