Cinema: Dreamers and Schemers

Steve Martin is wild. Eddie Murphy is crazy. Together they turn Bowfinger into a wacky delight

Hollywood, as we all know, runs on high hopes and impossible dreams, which just often enough--about once in a thousand times--come true. But at a certain level, it also runs on cold pizza, unpaid phone bills and scripts by people for whom English is a second language. It's at this latter level that Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin), who operates Bowfinger International Pictures out of his ratty bungalow, scrounges along.

Far above him, seemingly safe behind the walls of his estate, his entourage and his raging paranoia, lives the world's greatest action star, Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy), his sanity tenuously secured by...

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