CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
George Clooney's directorial debut — enhanced by the talented writing of Charlie Kaufman and an all-star cast featuring Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts and Sam Rockwell — is a brilliant spy comedy based on Chuck Barris' bestselling autobiography. Barris (Rockwell) is an energetic young NBC page who aspires to work in television, but is lured into becoming a CIA operative by a shady agent named Jim Byrd (Clooney). While Barris gains notoriety as a dynamic television producer — creating such innovative and popular shows as "The Newlywed Game" and the self-hosted "The Gong Show" — he is also regularly executing assassinations for the United States government. As ratings rise, his life begins to spiral out of control as he finds himself marked for death by another operative. (Note adapted from Miramax Studios.) DIR George Clooney; SCR Charlie Kaufman, from the book by Chuck Barris; PROD Andrew Lazar. U.S./Germany/Canada, 2002, color, 113 min. RATED R
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