Swimming with Sharks

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Swimming with Sharks ★★★ The Buddy Factor 1994 (R)

Budding screenwriter Guy (Whaley) goes to work for notoriously insulting movie producer Buddy (Spacey). Soon, Guy grows tired of his boss's demeaning treatment and cruel means of communication and devises a scheme which would even the score. Hollywood satire has more bite than “The Player,” and a devious cilmax, but it's mostly an opportunity for Spacey to hang his hams, which he does with glee. Debut for director Huang, who based his script on his experience as a production assistant. See it with your boss. 93m/C VHS, DVD . Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, Benicio Del Toro; D: George Huang; W: George Huang; C: Steven Finestone; M: Tom Heil. N.Y. Film Critics ‘95: Support. Actor (Spacey).