This PLAYER (1992) meets Death of a Salesman
insider's look at Hollywood is too filled with melancholy and desperate to charm. Burt Reynolds (who also directed) is Sonny Wexler, an aging film producer who’s still in love with the pitch, but down on his luck. His one chance: a script he’s optioned from an unknown writer is gaining heat. Trouble is, the option is about to expire. Burt Reynolds, sporting his BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997) hairpiece, tries to raise $50,000 to renew his option so he can sell the script for a million dollars later on. He's deterred by the evil Damon Black (Benjamin Bratt), a much younger studio boss who wants that script and doesn’t care how ...