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The Independent

Rating:R (for some violence and language)
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:December 7, 2001
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Jerry Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Max Perlich, Ginger Lynn Allen, Billy Burke
Director:Stephen Kessler
Producer:Mike Wilkins
Writer:Mike Wilkins, Stephen Kessler
Distributor:Arrow Features

Description: Morty Fineman, a brilliant, egotistical film producer--with more than 400 films to his credit--has a big cash flow problem. With the help of his previously estranged daughter, Paloma, he brokers a deal with an imprisoned serial killer who's willing to sell the rights to his life story--but only if Morty agrees to film it as a musical. Meanwhile, his loyal assistant persuades the leaders of a small Nevada town, which is hosting a film festival -- but is primarily known for prostitution--to give him a lifetime achievement award.

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