PG-13 | | Comedy
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.
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.
Robert K. Bowfinger:
Wow. Great script. Great script!
Robert K. Bowfinger: Betsy? It's now or never. We are gonna make a movie.
When Kit shoots the cymbals, the blasting caps are visible both before and after.
After the last credits roll, Kit's line, "I saved the world! I saved it," can be heard.
DVD "deleted scenes" section contains a much longer version of the "this script, this masterpiece" scene which in a Martin monologue explains why an accountant would write a sci-fi script. His first script, about the exciting world of accounting, was rejected in favor of something that at least has aliens in it. The title is "Star Wars," but that will have to be changed. Another scene features the most avant-garde dry-cleaning place you'll ever see, explaining better the "Kit's dry cleaning" material later on.
$18,062,550 (USA) (15 August 1999)
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