Live! (2007 film)

Live! is a 2007 film directed and written by Bill Guttentag and starring Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz, and Eric Lively. It was released in April 2007 at the Tribeca Film Festival.[2][3]

Live!
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Directed byBill Guttentag
Produced byCharles Roven
Alex Gartner
William Green
Written byBill Guttentag
StarringEva Mendes
David Krumholtz
Eric Lively
Music byPhil Marshall
CinematographySteven Kazmierski
Edited byJim Stewart
Production
company
Release date
  • April 28, 2007 (2007-04-28) (Tribeca)[1]
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Television executive Katy develops what she hopes will become the most watched television show of all time, the ultimate game show called Live!, in which six contestants play Russian roulette with a revolver with six chambers loaded with one live cartridge and five dummy cartridges. During the show, after the cylinder is randomly turned, the six will fire the gun one by one pointed at their head, without intermediate extra turning of the cylinder, until one is killed. At first the idea is to give each of the six contestants $1,000,000, but while there are more applicants at the auditions than expected, they are suicidal people. This is not desired, the contestants should want to live; therefore the prize is raised to $5,000,000 each for the surviving contestants, while the family of the killed contestant does not get any prize.

As the TV executive struggles to overcome the challenges by the Federal Communications Commission, her network, and the show's advertisers, a documentary filmmaker, Rex, films every detail of her glamorous, high-powered life. Rex becomes involved in the making of the show by creating biographical segments about the contestants. They are Byron, a young, struggling writer; Brad, an extreme sports star; Rick, a man who had to spend much on medical bills for his young son and is now trying to save his family's farm; Jewel, an aspiring actress; Abalone, a former supermodel turned performance artist; and Pablo, a young, gay Mexican immigrant determined to help his family.

Jewel is first, Pablo next, both are unharmed. Next is Abalone; before pulling the trigger with the gun pointed at herself she does a performance in which she frightens others by pointing the gun at them; she is also unharmed, but plays falling dead. The fourth is Byron, also unharmed. Brad is fifth and kills himself. Katy is shocked and feels guilty, and goes to the bathroom to throw up. The body is quickly removed off-camera. Rick, who would be sixth, wins the prize without having to pull the trigger. After that, during the after-show press gang, a man comes forward with another gun and kills Katy. The network claims the murder is unrelated to the theme of the show. Apart from the murder the show is a success. It has become an annual broadcast.

CastEdit

Actor Role
Eva Mendes Katy
David Krumholtz Rex
Rob Brown Byron
Katie Cassidy Jewel
Eric Lively Brad
Jay Hernandez Pablo
Monet Mazur Abalone
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Rick
Andre Braugher Don
Jessica Collins Starlet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE OF "LIVE!" IN NEW YORK". UPI. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Press Release - Discovery, Showcase, and Family Film Festival". Tribeca. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  3. ^ "February 2007 - blackfilm.com - LIVE!". www.blackfilm.com. Retrieved 18 June 2020.

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