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The Hoax

The Hoax
  • 2006
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Lasse Hallström
  • Cast: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden
  • Website: thehoaxmovie.net

Enjoyable and thoughtful caper movie based on the true story of journalist Clifford Irving who in 1971 falsely claimed he had interviewed America's most reclusive man - billionaire Howard Hughes. William Wheeler's entertaining riff on celebrity and media truth is as enticing and convincing as its protagonist who is played superbly by Gere in something of a return to form.

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The Hoax

1 Aug 2007

Enjoyable and thoughtful caper movie based on the true story of journalist Clifford Irving who, in 1971, claimed he had interviewed America’s most reclusive man – billionaire Howard Hughes.

Top Gere

1 Aug 2007

Outside the Hotel de Russie in Rome there’s an army of screaming women interspersed with Roman youths feigning curiosity. Film star Richard Gere appears mildly astonished at the state of siege. You suspect that all this attention could not fail to…

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