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The hoax

Author: Lasse HallströmMark GordonLeslie HolleranJoshua D MaurerBetsy BeersAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2007], ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen presentationView all editions and formats
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Pathological liar Clifford Irving stages a complex hoax. In the 1970's Irving managed to fool a major publisher and LIFE magazine into thinking he was writing an authorized biography of Howard Hughes. Irving and his best friend and partner, Dick Susskind, go to extreme lengths to pull off the hair-brained scheme. The more outrageous the lies they concoct, the more believable they become and the more money gets  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Clifford Irving; Clifford Irving; Howard Hughes; Howard Hughes; Clifford Irving
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lasse Hallström; Mark Gordon; Leslie Holleran; Joshua D Maurer; Betsy Beers; Bob Yari; William Wheeler; Richard Gere; Alfred Molina; Marcia Gay Harden; Hope Davis; Julie Delpy; Stanley Tucci; Carter Burwell; Clifford Irving; Miramax Films.; Bob Yari Productions.; Mark Gordon Company.; City Entertainment (Firm); Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788867709 9780788867705
OCLC Number: 154041869
Language Note: In English or Spanish, with French or Spanish subtitles. English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Aspect raio 1.85:1.
Based upon the book by Clifford Irving.
DVD release of the 2006 motion picture.
Special features: "Stranger than fiction;" deleted scenes with commentary by director Lasse Hallström and writer William Wheeler; extended scene "Business as pleasure;" feature commentary with producers Leslie Holleran and Joshua D. maurer; "Mike Wallace: reflections on a con."
Credits: Director of photography, Oliver Stapleton ; editor, Andrew Mondshein ; music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, David Robinson ; production designer, Mark Ricker.
Cast: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Julie Delpy, Stanley Tucci.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language.
Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Responsibility: Miramax Films and Bob Yari Productions and the Mark Gordon Company present a Hallström/Holleran production in association with City Entertainment ; a film by Lasse Hallström ; produced by Mark Gordon, Leslie Holleran, Joshua D. Maurer, Betsy Beers, Bob Yari ; screenplay by William Wheeler ; directed by Lasse Hallström.

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Pathological liar Clifford Irving stages a complex hoax. In the 1970's Irving managed to fool a major publisher and LIFE magazine into thinking he was writing an authorized biography of Howard Hughes. Irving and his best friend and partner, Dick Susskind, go to extreme lengths to pull off the hair-brained scheme. The more outrageous the lies they concoct, the more believable they become and the more money gets thrown at them. Inspired by the unbelievable true story of the man who faked the authorized autobiography of Howard Hughes and nearly pulled off the media scam of the 20th century.

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