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Action was one of the first politically incorrects to hit the air in the late 90's. It was rude, prejudiced, sexist, homophobic, and one of the funniest shows of all time. Peter Dragon is a movie-producer whose latest movie has just gone down the tubes. His next flick has to be the greatest action film he's made. So when his company buys the wrong script from a wanna-be screenwriter, he enrages himself to the limit. He meets up with his new friend Wendy Ward, a child-star turned adult-prostitute. Peter asks her to read the scripts and she picks Beverly Hills Gun Club, the script Dragonfire Films mistakenly bought. The show is based around Peter's insanity being hung on a rope "faster than O.J. at a clan rally" as Peter put it. The show was doomed from the start when it was on at 9:00 on Thursday nights, which NBC has ruled since Seinfeld. And when it didn't pick up right away, the show was put on hiatus for their new hit game-show GREED. After the cancellation in December, the people blitzed FOX's e-mail with over a thousand letters a day for one month straight. When hope let down, FX announced that they would re-run the show and play the five un-aired episodes. The final re-run of the show on FX was in January of 2001. The show later surfaced on Bravo's schedule in their "Brilliant But Cancelled" showcase, and was again resurrected by Comedy Central, where it currently airs.

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  • Best satire on Hollywood ever made in any medium.

    10
    There has never been a show like this and I don't think there ever will be again. Must be seen to be believed, and even then it's hard to believe that the powers-that-be allowed it to be aired. Amazing writing, biting wit, and wry delivery by Jay Mohr and Illeana Douglas gave us a rare jewel of a show. Gut-busting, on-the-mark satire from beginning to end, including some amazing self-parody by the likes of Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock and Salma Hayak.moreless
  • One of the funniest shows ever.

    9.5
    One of the funniest shows ever. Politically incorrect in many ways, offending anybody they could, but Hollywood was its main target. I have seen it several times here in Korea, where it plays in regular rotation. They show the unedited versions, with the cussing intact, not the bleeps seen on American TV. Good stuff.
  • Action is an excellent show. it is far better than any of todays shows.i wish that someone would put the series out on good quality dvds. i am certain that many individuals would buy the dvds.much junk shows areon dvds--why can't a quality showlike this omoreless

    10
    Action is an excellent show. it is far better than any of todays shows.i wish that someone would put the series out on good quality dvds. i am certain that many individuals would buy the dvds.much junk shows areon dvds--why can't a quality showlike this one be on dvds?? thanks for the space tosay thesefew words.
  • one of the funniest shows ever

    10
    It's really a shame this show had such a short life, it was just great. I could not stop laughing during each episode. Peter Dragon was a real sob, the kind you'd just love until you met him. It was a sad day for the industry of enterteinmet when this show got cancelled
  • A treasure too good and true for this world.

    10
    This viciously funny show should have been required vewing for any kid who ever told their parents they dreamed of going into "show biz." The performances, writing and directing were surgically precise as they vivisected the bloated, diseased body of the modern entertainment industry.

    If this series ever comes out on DVD be prepared to back over your grandmother to get it.

    It's what Peter Dragon would have wanted.
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    Sitcoms, celebrity cameos, edgy sitcom, twisted puppets, topical humor