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June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's "Adventures of Superman," as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves leaves behind a fiancée--aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon--and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But it is his grieving mother, Helen Bessolo, who will not let the questionable circumstances surrounding his demise go unaddressed. Helen seeks justice, or at least answers. The Los Angeles Police Department closes the case, but Helen hires--for $50 a day--private detective Louis Simo. Simo soon ascertains that the torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix, the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix, might hold the key to the truth. But truth and justice are not so easily found in Hollywood. Simo pursues dangerous and elusive leads in both high and low places and, in trying to turn up the heat, risks getting burned. The detective also uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns more personal and he learns more about Reeves himself. Behind the icon was a complex man who gave his life to Hollywood in more ways than one.

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Adrien Brody (as Louis Simo )
Diane Lane (as Toni Mannix )
Ben Affleck (as George Reeves )
Bob Hoskins (as Eddie Mannix )
Robin Tunney (as Leonore Lemmon )
Joe Spano (as Howard Strickling )
Molly Parker (as Laurie Simo )
Dash Mihok (as Sgt. Jack Patterson )
Brad William Henke (as Russell Taylor )
Walter Rinaldi (as Reporter )

Directed By: Allen Coulter
Written By: Paul Bernbaum
Produced By: Focus Features

Release Date (US): September 8th, 2006

Length of Movie: 2h 6min

MPAA Rating: R for language, some violence and sexual content.

Budget: $

Opening Weekend: $5,926,177

Hollywoodland Soundtrack

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1. Superman M E
2. Great Pretender - The Platters
3. On the Sunny Side of the Street - Frankie Laine
4. Flying Home - Lionel Hampton
5. Bo Diddley
6. It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
7. Cumbanchero
8. Theme for Ernie - John Coltrane
9. Girl Can't Help It
10. You're Crying
11. Elephant Walk
12. He Will Break Your Heart - Jerry Butler
13. Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
14. At Last - Arturo O'Farrill

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