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The Hoax

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Director [[Performer~P93205~Lasse Hallström~lassehallström]] offers a brisk account of the scam that shook the literary community with this semi-comic biographical drama starring [[Performer~P26545~Richard Gere~richardgere]] as the man who sold a fraudulent biography of [[Performer~P95114~Howard Hughes~howardrhughes]] to publishing giant McGraw Hill. The year was 1971; the Vietnam War was raging and protestors filled the streets. [[Performer~P291999~Clifford Irving~cliffordirving...more

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