Hollywood Boulevard


1h 23m 1976

Brief Synopsis

Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1976

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 23m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Filmed in ten days in October 1975 for less than $60,000.

Dick Miller's character is named for his character in Bucket of Blood, A (1959).

The plot was inspired by the film The Death Kiss (1933) which directors 'Dante, Joe' and Allan Arkush happened to catch on television one night.

The name Patrick Hobby is a reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Pat Hobby stories (concerning a hack writer).

Rico's line, "Is this the end of Rico?" is Edward G. Robinson's last line in _Little Caesar (1930)_ .

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1976

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1976