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Paparazzi (Widescreen Edition) (2004)

Cole Hauser , Dennis Farina , Paul Abascal  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cole Hauser, Dennis Farina
  • Directors: Paul Abascal
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2005
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JNCN
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,587 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Paparazzi (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Widescreen & Full Screen on single disc
  • Commentary by Director Paul Abascal
  • Deleted Scenes w/ optional commentary
  • "Making-of" featurette
  • Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Action film superstar Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser) seems to have it all: beautiful wife, adoring son and a Malibu beach house. But his newfound fame comes with a price Â? heÂ's the target of paparazzi bent on making Bo and his loved ones fodder for the tabloids. Led by Â"superstarÂ" photographer, Rex (Tom Sizemore), the paparazzi become increasingly relentless, until one night their ruthless actions turn Bo and his family into victims of a terrible accident. With the police unable to help, Bo seeks vengeance on his own Â? and the paparazzi start fallingÂ...one by one.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie! November 23, 2004
Format:DVD
I liked this movie. It was no classic, and it's garnering fairly mediocre reviews, or worse, but it was pretty enjoyable, and my wife and I both liked it. You can guess what happens, and Amazon foolishly gave away the ending with its synopsis here. Anyhow, I liked the movie because:

1) Paul Abascal is a cool guy.

2) Many people dislike the paparazzi, and within this movie we can live out a little fantasy about things turning around on them.

3) The ending was great. Predictable, but good.

Don't go into this expecting a five star movie, but if you're looking for something entertaining and well done for what it is, this movie fits the bill.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little underrated film January 24, 2005
Format:DVD
On seeing the previews for this film back in Oct. or so and hearing that Mel Gibson directed it sure didnt suprise me,via his love for violence,(Lethal Weapon,Braveheart,The Partriot,Payback etc.)But this movie goes a lot farther than that.For one thing it is a drama,but has a comical side to it,your very much rooting for this man to just beat the $#%$ out of thsese guys for not leaving him and his family alone.And all the while he trys not to get caught in his revenge towards them,and actually sets them up very well so that they actually get themselves killed etc.This makes for a very interesting semi-drama-semi action film.Definately you can see Mel's touches in the way the story is approached and how it is executed,many little things remind you of what HE HIMSELF would have done in the Lethal Weapon films.And i will have to agree that anyone who would mess with my family would suffer the same fate:)....So i totally back this film,keep up the good work MEL!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TAKIN IT TO THE TABLOIDS June 8, 2005
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Maybe PAPARAZZI is reprehensible in its legitimizing the murder of vile photographers, but as movies go, it's entertaining and I for one was delighted to see these heartless, incendiary shutterbugs get their just desserts. Cole Hauser is effective as studly Bo Laramie, a hot new star whose life changes drastically when the paparazzi start invading all aspects of his life, eventually resulting in a car accident that seriously injures his wife and son. Hauser decides to take things on his own, and get revenge on the four responsible for this. Head honcho Tom Sizemore is vile and despicable, and one can't wait for him to get what's coming to him, that's for sure. Former cop Dennis Farina is on hand as the detective out to snare both the paparazzi and the murderer. We get some cameos from Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson, Matthew McConaughey and Chris Rock. I liked this movie, because I despise the tabloids' reckless abandon in supposedly bringing the "truth" to the world. Freedom of the press should not include stretching the truth and fabricating it as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Popcorn Action at It's Best January 11, 2005
Format:DVD
"Paparazzi" is an educational film for me. Mel Gibson was the producer on this and its a life lesson on privacy, celebrity status, and an overzealous press. The action is swift, and the screenplay is breezy, but it feels like a "Law and Order" episode.

The acting is fine, the direction is solid, and the subject is important and timely. If this was addressed sooner maybe the princess would still be with us.

Unlike most actioners, this film has a very important message. Actually two. Privacy is a right that should be everyones. Even celebrities. The second message is sometimes the press goes too far.

This movie is fun anywho and the action is solid enough tp ignore some plot holes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly trashy fun from Mel Gibson August 14, 2005
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Mel Gibson served as co-producer of this routine revenge thriller that harkens back to the days of Charles Bronson in the original Death Wish. Cole Hauser stars as Bo Laramie; a rising Hollywood action star who exacts deadly revenge on a group of paparazzis (including Tom Sizemore and sleazy Daniel Baldwin) after they cause a car accident which leaves his wife (Robin Tunney) injured and his young son in a coma. Investigating the accident and the following crimes is a detective (Dennis Farina) who may or may not know what Bo is up to: all of which spirals towards an unlikely climax where the sleaze balls get what they deserve. Paparazzi is a generic revenge thriller that is partly inspired, but it's Hauser (who has been in everything from Dazed & Confused to Pitch Black to 2 Fast 2 Furious, and soon to be in the Cave) who carries the film on his shoulders which saves it from complete mediocrity. There are cameos from other celebrities pampared throughout the film; including Vince Vaughn, Chris Rock, Matthew McConaughey, and even Gibson himself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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In a world obsessed with celebrity it was only a matter of time before a film called `Paparazzi' graced the big screen. It seems that the only thing worth commenting on these days is where Britney Spears was last seen and which new stud muffin accompanied Angelina Jolie to the premier of her latest movie. The paparazzi have become the new Television News Anchors, our personal tour guides through the lives of our latest obsessions. I personally feel that when you star in your first film or put out your first album you are signing up for the whole mess that is fame and thus I have little sympathies for celebrity and their "leave me alone, this is my life" bits they throw at the whole paparazzi scandal. If they don't want to deal with people idolizing them in an unhealthy manor then don't become famous. That isn't to say that I don't think the paparazzi are ridiculous and cruel, I just realize they are doing what they are paid to do and I feel that if you are man enough to make millions of dollars a week then you are man enough to have your picture taken thousands of times a day; it's a small price to pay.

But, as this movie sets out to show, sometimes that price is much more than one bargains for.

`Paparazzi' is not a brilliant or even remotely enlightening movie. Sure, it shows the heartless side that many paparazzi today possess and it paints them all as selfish greedy scum, but it really has no depth to it. It is nothing more than a fun film, action packed and intense to a degree.
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2.0 out of 5 stars boring picture i had forgotten how dull this one was ...
boring picture i had forgotten how dull this one was shouldnt have bothered plus one side of the disc was mesed up but its a dual disc and played on the other side.
Published 9 days ago by Leonardhughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie
Published 24 days ago by Neecie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this movie. Small town boy makes it big, but don't mess with the family!
Published 3 months ago by Lucy Fredendall
5.0 out of 5 stars Paparazzzi
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Published 3 months ago by Patty's Kindle
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE
one of my favorites - roomful of others and all thought the movie was great. Movie gave you self satisfaction.
Published 9 months ago by lois fare
5.0 out of 5 stars Paparazzi (Widescreen Edition)
watched it a long time ago and liked it, thought I'd like to see again, it's not shown on tv.
Published 10 months ago by kker1
4.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD WATCH
Was looking for this movie for some time now. thanks AMAZON. Suspenseful movie. A KEEPER. If you haven't seen this movie. You are missing a NAIL BITTER (smile)
Published 15 months ago by WOOD
5.0 out of 5 stars Paparazzi
We watched this movie on TV and loved it so much that we decided to buy it so we could enjoy it when we wanted
Published 18 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon is STILL the greatest!
Same with this movie. It was only shown as a made for HBO movie! Couldn't find it anywhere else and most people have never heard of it! Amazon always comes through!
Published 19 months ago by Linda Cuffee
5.0 out of 5 stars Paparazzi
Cole Hauser did a really good job in this movie. He is such a good actor and this is such a good movie.
Published 22 months ago by lilliz729
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