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In this satirical "inside" look at the world of TV scripters, agent Danny (Tom Arnold) gives a 22-episode assignment to depressed, self-destructive writer-producer Brian (Stephen Rea), creatively spent and bereft of ideas. At his weekly poker game, Brian sees a romantic couple on a hotel balcony. When he tells the other writers about this, it triggers an impromptu story session. All four retreat across the street to the bar where Brian sees Georgia Feckler (Illeana Douglas) and decides she was the woman on the balcony. Desperate for ideas, he offers to buy the story of her life. After Brian vanishes with Georgia, his fellow scripters become concerned as to his whereabouts and decide to break into his living quarters. Shown at the AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


Stephen Rea
as Brian
Illeana Douglas
as Georgia Feckler
John Ritter
as Hank
Dave Foley
as Neal
Richard Kind
as Benny
Dusty Kay
as Ira Gold
Robert Patrick
as Goatee
Ryan O'Neal
as Dr. Applefield
Ricky Jay
as The Hat
Jason Priestley
as The Dude
Olivia D'Abo
as Lynn
Matt Clark
as Claude


Jason Clark
Paige Simpson
Ralf Bode
Anthony Marinelli
Composer (Music Score)
Ben Woolverton
Production Designer
Michael Sayles
Executive Producer
Matt Salinger
Executive Producer
Bob Willis
Executive Producer
David O. Daniel
Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Parada
Rick Montgomery