The American Snitch

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Released 1983

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The American Snitch

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Director:
Richard A. Harris
Released:
1983
Rating:
R
The American Snitch is a comedy about celebrity and paparazzi journalism. It portrays all the trouble and humor that can emerge from the pursuit of celebrity news. The film was directed by Richard A. Harris, who is most famous as the editor of Titanic and Terminator 2. The film centers around Jeff Morton (Fred McCarren), a tabloid newspaper writer who wants to get the scoop on all the hot celebrity news. He wants to make it big in the world of journalism, and so he tracks down numerous big celebrities, played by celebrity look-alikes, to interview them. The editor of the newspaper, Chuck Maxwell (Lane Smith), wants his paper to succeed but is unsure about the tactics and methods used by Jeff: he worries that they could get the entire paper in trouble. With supporting performances by Tom Aldredge, George Lindsey and Tom McCleister, this ensemble comedy film uncovers the humorous trials and tribulations of tabloid journalism.

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Comedy

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Parody & Spoof, Satire