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  • Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)
  • 80 min | Documentary
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006)
80 min | Documentary

Hollywoods biggest talents explore what is the recipe for blockbuster, flops, and how absolute happenstance and controlled luck can make movie magic.
Writers
Peter Bart (book "Boffo!: How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb") (screenplay) | Bill Couturié (screenplay)
Cinematographer
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Status
Edit Released
Updated May 19, 2006

Release date
Jun 13, 2006 (United States)

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135 cast members
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Charles Chaplin
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Francis Ford Coppola
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Bill Couturié
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Daryl Hannah
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Oliver Hardy
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Buster Keaton
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Stan Laurel
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Simone Mareuil
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Steve McQueen
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Robert Redford
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Leo Rossi
Cliff 'Scorpion' Albrect (archive footage) Cliff 'Scorpion' Albrect (archive footage)   See fewer
Steven Spielberg
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David Strathairn
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Rudolph Valentino
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J.J. Abrams
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Julie Andrews
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Rosanna Arquette
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Kevin Bacon
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Ingrid Bergman
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Halle Berry
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Humphrey Bogart
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Ray Bolger
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Tom Cruise
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Geena Davis
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Michael Clarke Duncan
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Clint Eastwood
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Charlton Heston
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