15 certificateBowfinger is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Bowfinger is a 3 star programme

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Bowfinger (1999)

Directed by
Frank Oz

Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin), is a man who desperately wants to be a movie producer. Bowfinger has tried to make a picture many times, using a variety of methods, most of them dubious, and several frankly illegal. He has never succeeded. Until now, when superstar Kit Ramsay (Eddie Murphy) blunders into his scheme.

For Bowfinger, Ramsay represents the lifeline, his ticket to box-office bonanza and bona fide cinema status. But Ramsay mustn't find out that he is appearing in Bowfinger's movie. The hapless and increasingly paranoid actor is besieged by a succession of bit-players, all in on the stunt and with small roles to play around him.

In between the capers, Martin and Murphy queue up to take potshots at the film industry, satirising the studio system (the film was a Universal title, brave chaps), alien B-movies and Hong Kong martial arts flicks. Murphy can't resist having just one little dig at the Academy: "White boys always get the Oscar. It's a known fact. Did I ever get a nomination? No! You know why? Cause I hadn't played any of them slave roles, and get my ass whipped."

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Steve MartinSteve Martin...Bobby Bowfinger
Image for Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy...Kit Ramsey/Jiffernson 'Jiff' Ramsey
Image for Heather GrahamHeather Graham...Daisy
Christine Baranski...Carol
Jamie Kennedy...Dave
Adam Alexi-Malle...Afrim
Kohl Sudduth...Slater
Barry Newman...Hal Kit's Agent
Image for Terence StampTerence Stamp...Terry Stricter
Image for Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr....Jerry Renfro
Alejandro PatiƱo...Sanchez
Alfred de Contreras...Martinez
Ramiro Fabian...Hector
Johnny Sanchez...Luis
Claude Brooks...Freddy