The Big Picture

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The Big Picture ★★½ 1989 (PG-13)

A hilarious, overlooked comedy by and starring a variety of Second City/National Lampoon alumni, about a young filmmaker who is contracted by a big studio, only to see his vision trampled by formulaminded producers, crazed agents, hungry starlets, and every other variety of Hollywood predator. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Short, Michael McKean, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh, Eddie Albert, Richard Belzer, John Cleese, June Lockhart, Stephen Collins, Roddy McDowall, Kim Miyori, Teri Hatcher, Dan Schneider, Jason Gould, Tracy Brooks Swope; D: Christopher Guest; W: Michael Varhol, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest; M: David Nichtern.