Robert K. Bowfinger: Would you be willing to cut your hair? Jiff Ramsey: Well, yeah, but it would probably be better if someone else did it. Oz then asked if that meant he was making the film, and Murphy said yes. One hysterical scene has Jiff, the brother, asked to run across lanes of a crowded LA freeway while being filmed. As IMDB reports: although Eddie Murphy ran across the Los Angeles freeway, without the use of a stunt double, for the sequence in which Jiff runs across the Los Angeles freeway, the speeding cars were later added in digitally.
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When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him. Kit : White boys always get the Oscar. It's a known fact. Did I ever get a nomination? You know why? Cause I hadn't played any of them slave roles, and get my ass whipped.
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Bowfinger is a American comedy satirical film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood attempting to make a film on a small budget with a star who does not know that he is in the film. It was written by Steve Martin , who also stars alongside Eddie Murphy in two roles, and Heather Graham as an ambitious would-be starlet. He has a script " Chubby Rain " penned by an accountant, Afrim, and a camera operator, Dave, with access to studio-owned equipment. Bowfinger then lines up several actors who are hungry for work, along with a crowd of illegal Mexican immigrants for a camera crew; the only other thing he needs is access to a studio in order to distribute his masterwork.
Skip to main content. Read more. This is fairly easy to do because Kit Ramsey is a hyper-paranoid who's 1 fear is aliens. So while a camera secretly rolls, Bowfinger's actors accost Kit on the street, say their lines, and his terrified reactions are genuine.