The Majestic
Synopsis: Peter Appleton is an ambitious young screenwriter working for HHS Studios during Hollywood's Golden Age, 1951 in particular. "Sand Pirates of the Sahara", his first film, is about to be released, and he's dating the attractive movie star, Sandra Sinclair. Just when everything seems to be going his way, it is discovered he (unwittingly) attended a Communist meeting during college when pulled there by his girlfriend at the time, and thus heavy suspicion settles over him and he'll have to stand before Congress. Afraid of what might happen if they don't, HHS cancels Appleton's contract and aborts the release date of the film. Appleton promptly begins to wallow in self-pity and spends nearly an entire night at a bar, then drives intoxicated through the streets of the California course until plummeting into a stormy river and getting knocked unconscious. Washing up on the beaches of a small town called Lawson. Although the people there are pleasant and likeable, the town is depressed and lifeless due to having lost 62 of it's sons in World War II. One of them, Luke Trimble, was missing in action; and miraculously, Peter bears a striking resemblence to the black and white photos, close enough to fool even Luke's father, Harry. However, thanks to the blow to the head and the alcohol, Peter has suffered amnesia and decides he must be who they think he is. Besides, it's not a bad life: Luke's beautiful lover, lawyer Adele Stanton, is all over him, the town has suddenly come back to life with excitement, and he and his "father" rebuild a movie palace Harry used to run, the Majestic. Unfortunately, Peter's memory returns in time for G-men to track him down.
Special Features
  • Deleted Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Movie within a movie: Sand Pirates Of the Sahara-The complete sequence
  • Filmography
Actors Allen Garfield, Bob Balaban, Brent Briscoe, David Ogden Stiers, Hal Holbrook, James Whitmore, Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau
Director Frank Darabont
Where Purchased Target
Purchase Price $19.99
Purchase Date 2002 June 18
Suggested Retail Price $26.98
Release Date 2002 June 18
Year 2001
Category Comedy, Drama, Hollywood, Romantic, War, World War II
imdb.com User Rating 6.7
MPAA Rating PG
Studio Warner Brothers
Run Time 152 Minutes
Color/BW Color
Closed Caption Yes
Language English
Subtitles English, Francais
THX Certified N/A
Audio English - 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Production Notes Yes
Video Features 1.85:1, Anamorphic16x9
Title Released YES
Box Set/Special Edition NO
Regionally Coded (Region 1)

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