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Runtime: 113 min

Genres: Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller

Languages: English

Countries: Germany | UK | USA

Young, energetic, and focused on a top career in the growing television industry, Chuck Barris finds himself being followed by a suspicious character who quickly lures him into a secretive and dangerous world: that of a CIA operative. 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 regularly executes assassinations for the United States government. As ratings rise, Barris incorporates his shows into his secret life: winning couples on "The Dating Game" find themselves shipped off to "fabulous Helsinki" and "romantic West Berlin" for their dream dates--it isn't Paris, but it provides chaperone Barris a cover for his covert missions. As Barris basks in the glamour of his two worlds--entertainment and espionage--his life begins to spiral out of control. He is torn between the woman who loves him and the mysterious woman of his fantasies. He receives mass criticism from the public who accuses him of contaminating the airwaves and he finds himself marked for death by an operative. Barris must regain control of his life. Both of them.

Directors (1)

Writers (2)

Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)
Chuck Barris (book)

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Actors (102)

Aimee Rose Ambroziak Chuck's Date #1
Akiva Goldsman Playboy Party Guest (uncredited)
Alicia Westelman Employee (uncredited)
Andre Minicozzi Gong Show Band
Andrée-Anne Quesnel Gong Show Model
Anna Silk Headset Woman (uncredited)
Arte Johnson Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barbara Bacci Woman in Veil
Benoit Guerin Jim Byrd Lookalike (uncredited)
Bill Corday Justice of the Peace
Bob Eubanks Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brad Pitt Brad, Bachelor #1
Brian D. Wright Gong Show Technician (uncredited)
Bruce Pepper Gong Show Band
Carlo Berardinucci Waiter
Carlos Carrasco Brazioni
Chelsea Ceci Tuvia, Age 8
Cheryl Murphy Little Person
Christian Paul Black Bachelor
Chuck Barris Himself - Present Day
Claire Brosseau Office Worker (uncredited)
Claudia Besso Chuck's Mother
Conrad Pla Large Man (uncredited)
Dale Hayes NBC Clerk (uncredited)
Daniel Zacapa Renda
Darcy Donavan Playmate (uncredited)
David Julian Hirsh Freddie Cannon (as David Hirsh)
Dick Clark Himself
Dino Tosques L.A. Bartender
Drew Barrymore Penny
Emilio Rivera Benitez
Ethan Thomas C. Dempster Chuck, Age 3
Francois St-Pierre Gong Show Band
Frank Fontaine ABC Executive
Gene Patton Himself (as Gene Gene Patton)
George Clooney Jim Byrd
George Randolph Gene Gene
Ilona Elkin Georgia's Girlfriend
Isabelle Blais Chuck's Date #2
Isabelle Juneau Amana Girl
J. Todd Anderson Stud Bachelor (as John Todd Anderson)
James Urbaniak Rod Flexner
Jamie Farr Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Janet Lane Blonde Bachelorette
Jaye P. Morgan Herself
Jeff Lefebvre Frizzy Hair Bachelor
Jennifer Hall Georgia
Jennifer Rae Westley Roommate (uncredited)
Jérôme Tiberghien Englishman
Jerry Weintraub Larry Goldberg
Jim Lange Himself
Joe Cobden Unknown Comic
Joey Elias Drunk (uncredited)
Julia Roberts Patricia Watson
Keshav Patel Elvis Singer
Krista Allen Pretty Woman
Krista Morin Bachelorette in Yellow (uncredited)
Kristen Wilson Loretta
Leslie Cottle L.A. Bar Woman
Linda Tomassone Monica (uncredited)
Maggie Gyllenhaal Debbie
Malcolm Travis Berlin Contestant #1 (uncredited)
Maria Bertrand Stud Bachelorette
Mariah Inger Principal (uncredited)
Marlene Fisher Casting Executive Woman
Marlida Ferreira Woman in Pub
Martin Kevan Chuck's Father
Matt Damon Matt, Bachelor #2
Melissa Carter Chuck's Date #3
Michael Cera Chuck, Age 8 and 11 (as Michael Céra)
Michael Ensign Simon Oliver
Michael Filipowich Handsome Bachelor
Michelle Sweeney J. Sweeney
Mike Paterson Employee #3 (uncredited)
Murray Langston Actual Unknown Comic
Nathalie Morin Bachelorette Winner
Norman Roy Colbert
Olga Chrzanowska Bachelorette (uncredited)
Pascale Devigne Critic (as Pascale De Vigne)
Peter N. Wilson Gong Show Band
Rachelle Lefevre Tuvia, Age 25
Richard Beaudet Gong Show Band
Richard Kind Casting Executive Man
Robert John Burke Instructor Jenks
Robert Reynolds Boardroom Personnel (uncredited)
Ron Di Lauro Gong Show Band
Rutger Hauer Keeler
Sally Clelford Bachelorette in Blue (uncredited)
Sam Rockwell Chuck Barris
Samantha Kaine Black Bachelorette (as Samantha Banton)
Sarah Smyth Tina (uncredited)
Sean Tucker Barfly
Sergei Priselkov Shaving Man
Shaun Balbar Beanpole Bachelor
Shu Lan Tuan Asian Folksinger #2 (as Shulan Noma)
Steve Adams Dating Game Director
Suyun Kim Asian Folksinger #1
Tanya Anthony Prostitute
Tommy Hinkley Hambone Man
Tony Zanca Bachelor Winner
Veronica Chanel (uncredited)
Vikki Carr Singer (uncredited)