Release Date: September 3, 2004

You are actually a surprisingly good choice to play a scumbag, Tom.

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A movie that must be close to Sean Penn's heart is Paparazzi. The idea of turning the tables on journalists is one he symbolized in the mid-1980s as he got physical with in-your-face reporters on multiple occasions. Mel Gibson, no stranger these days to being hounded by reporters, has come up with a movie that embraces this concept.

Bo Laramie, a rising star in Hollywood, has a problem. It would seem that his behavior and his stubborn desire to be a success in the movie industry have caused some slimy Daily Sun types to follow him around all the time. They have not reserved their journo-stalking to him either. His wife and son have also been subjected to an endless series of photographs.

For the most part, Laramie accepts this behavior as the curse of celebrity. His opinion changes, though, when members of the paparazzi cause a car wreck that is nearly fatal to the Mrs. and Junior Laramie. At this point, Bo's heart grows cold and his mind turns dark. He invokes a plan to gain revenge on those who have sought to eliminate his ability to possess a private life away from the cameras.

Another personal project for Mel Gibson, this $20 million production stars Cole Hauser, the awful-accent sporting villain from 2 Fast 2 Furious, in the lead role. Plans call for any number of cameos from A-List actor friends of Gibson. Like Sean Penn, they will certainly relate to the appeal of Paparazzi's concept of revenge on impeding voyeuristic photographers. The other noteworthy cast member here is BOP fave, Dennis Farina. The smooth-talking gangster from Get Shorty and Big Trouble plays an investigator closely following Laramie's situation. (David Mumpower/BOP)

Vital statistics for Paparazzi
Main Cast Cole Hauser, Tom Sizemore, Robin Tunney
Supporting Cast Dennis Farina, Wendy Braun, Robert Cantini, Duane Davis
Director Paul Abascal
Screenwriter Forrest Smith
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Running Time 85 minutes
Screen Count 2,115
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