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.
The fourth film which Steve Martin and Frank Oz have worked together.
Robert K. Bowfinger:
Wow. Great script. Great script!
Robert K. Bowfinger: Betsy? It's now or never. We are gonna make a movie.
A "bounce card" (light reflecting screen) is reflected in the window of Kit's car.
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 15 August 1999