Synopsis: Forty-nine year old Bobby Bowfinger is the owner/president of a Hollywood-based production company, Bowfinger International Pictures. The company has yet to produce a film, Bobby's personal net worth is virtually zero, and the company only has $2,184 to its name, $1 invested into it personally by Bobby every week since he first decided he wanted to make a movie when he was a child. Bobby believes his fortunes will change when his accountant Afrim changes hats and writes a science-fiction alien invasion screenplay that Bobby thinks all studios will clamor for and has Oscar written all over it. He has a small stable of followers who support his vision in being part of this movie, which eventually includes Daisy as the lead actress, she a stereotypical small town girl looking to make it big in Hollywood. Having just arrived in town, she does not know her way around the Hollywood system,... except on her proverbial back. Bobby is not averse to telling bald-faced lies in his singular focus
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Frank Oz
Production: Universal Studios
  6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Bowfinger International Pictures.

This is Cherisse from AT&T.

We're wondering if your payment

for $5.43 has gone astray. Call us.

Just a reminder.

We no longer need access to

your residence to disconnect your phone.

Great script.

Betsy, it's now or never.

We are gonna make a movie.

- Bowfinger International Pictures.

- It's Carol.

How do I say this? I have an offer

to go to Edmonton to do Cats.

It's a small role, but I've got to take it.

- You keep promising me...

- No!

...but it's been 8 months.

- Carol, don't take that job.

We're gonna make a motion picture.

I promise you.

- But you've promised before.

- I know.

- Be here tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

- I can't afford...

- Please!

- But you always...

This is Dave. Beep comin'.

Dave, can you get me

a Mercedes tomorrow?

I want you to find out when

and where Jerry Renfro is having lunch.

Just do it. Don't think about it.

You're my buddy.

Come on.

- Hello?

- Afrim? It's Bowfinger. Great script.

You wrote a great script.

Your accounting days are over.

He likes my script!

Afrim? Afrim?

- Be here tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

- Yes, Boss.

- Slater.

- Who is this?

- Bowfinger.

- 'Bye.

Don't hang up. Be here tomorrow at 10:00.

- That's early.

- Big meeting, 10:00 a.m. Please?

You believe in me, don't you, Betsy?

First of all, thank you for coming.

I know things have been a little slow.

- Very slow.

- Slow and low.

Let him speak.

We are not the big guys.

We are the little guys.

We never had muscle before,

but now we do.

Because last night I read a screenplay...

...that every studio in town

is going to want.

And how did we get this screenplay?

Because Afrim here... a damn fine writer,

and accountant and part-time receptionist.

I said, "Afrim, if you can write

as well as you can add..."

I didn't have to finish my sentence.

Twelve days later

he hands me this masterpiece.

Thank you, Boss.

Tell them the title.

Chubby Rain.


Chubby Rain. Tell them why.

- The aliens come to Earth in raindrops.

- Yeah!

Making the raindrops chubby.

Aliens in the raindrops.

At the end of this movie...

...when our hero, Keith Kincaid,

looks up at the alien antenna and says:

"Gotcha, suckers!"

I mean, that is a moment.

I don't know.

I'll close the deal today.

If I don't, you can go anywhere you want.

Come here.

See that FedEx truck?

Every day, it delivers important papers

to people around the world.

And one day, it is going to stop here...

...a man is going to walk up and casually

toss a couple of FedExes on my desk.

And at that moment, we...

...and by "we" I mean "me,"

will be important.

Now, today...

...I have a very important meeting

with Jerry Renfro.

If it goes the way I think it's gonna go,

I will see you at the Oscars.

Good job, Dave.

Return it in 45 minutes.

I'm supposed to wash it.

Has Renfro left?

Fifteen minutes ago.

He should be at the restaurant now.

If this goes like I think,

I'm making you cameraman.

Know what that means?

- You'd be living up to your promise?

- That's right.

If this movie gets made,

I'm giving you my van.

It is my van.

Could you seat me next to Jerry Renfro?

Thank you.

Tony, how are you?

No. Say the deal back to me.

Net net?

If I'm putting $85 million

into an avalanche movie...

...I gotta know where the snow is.

And it better be Aspen.

And what a**hole will direct.

We gotta get a director. Get me a list.

- The star has to be international.

- I need an international star.

- Who's my star?

- How about Kit Ramsey?

Kit Ramsey is the hottest,

sexiest action star in the world.

When I think of Kit Ramsey in this movie,

I get very comfortable.

Yeah, but I won't bid

against Flanehfastah...

...because even if Kit Ramsey's interested,

we might not want him.

Can you believe this? Now they try

to tell us who's gonna be in our movies.

Get me Kit. Get me Kit right now.

You don't put me on hold,

I put you on hold.

Put me on hold and you're a dead man.

How are you? Bobby Bowfinger,

Bowfinger Films.

- We worked on that thing years ago.

- What thing?

The... famous movie.

Hi, Kit. How are you?

My man! How's Dolores?

Good. You are first in line for the script.

- You can't be more first than first.

- Can I talk to him?

- Can I talk to Kit?

- Absolutely. Kit?

Got a surprise for you. Kit?

I'm losing you...

- Bad line?

- These cell phones are so bad.

Universal's begging me for this script.

They screwed me once.

You ought to take a look.

- It starts nice.

- It does, doesn't it?

- All this.

- Yeah. Right.

- "Gotcha, suckers!" That is a catch phrase.

- Isn't that good?

I just saw the poster.

Let's be risky today. I'm going with this.

You bring me this script and Kit Ramsey

and you got yourself a go picture, Bobby.

Okay. Thanks.

I love what you do. Here's my card.

Just keep that.

What was that?

"A go picture! A go picture!"

Do you know anyone who knows

Kit Ramsey?

Damn it! I'm the biggest black

action star in the world!

- Where's my "Hasta la vista, baby"?

- What?

If Arnold Schwarnzen-cracker

is gettin' to say lines like that...

...then I deserve equally well-written sh*t.

- The script has that moment.

- When?

You say, "I enjoyed meeting you, Cliff."

Then you push the guy right over the cliff.

But the audience has to know

the guy's name is Cliff, and he's on a cliff.

It's too cerebral. We're trying

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Steve Martin

Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. more…

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