Hollywoodland (Widescreen Edition)




English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)






Universal Studios

Release Date

September 08, 2006

DVD Release

February 6, 2007







Allen Coulter


Hollywoodland is a uniquely compelling exploration of fame and identity, inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries. The film is the feature directorial debut for Allen Coulter (Emmy and DGA Award nominee for his work on The Sopranos and Sex and the City). 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 (portrayed in Hollywoodland by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck) leaves behind a fianc?e - aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney) - and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But it is his grieving mother, Helen Bessolo (Lois Smith), 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 (Academy Award winner Adrien Brody). Simo soon ascertains that the torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane), the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins), 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.

Edition Details Cast
  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by Director Allen Coulter
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Recreating Old Hollywood" featurette
  • "Behind the Headlines" featurette
  • "Hollywood Then and Now" featurette
  • Adrien BrodyLouis Simo
    Diane LaneToni Mannix
    Ben AffleckGeorge Reeves
    Lois SmithHelen Bessolo
    Larry CedarChester
    Bob HoskinsEddie Mannix
    Larry CedarChester
    Brad William HenkeRuss Taylor
    Molly ParkerLaurie Simo
    Kathleen RobertsonCarol Van Ronkel
    Gareth WilliamsDel
    Ted AthertonDetective Doug Johnson
    Kevin HareRobert Condon
    Neil CroneChuck
    Seamus DeverPhillip
    Veronica WattRita Hayworth
    David BoltJudge Eisler
    Ayumi IizukaMiss Yoshida
    Jeff TeravainenLester Koenig, Auditioning Director
    Eric WeinthalBarney Sarecky, producer
    Jack NewmanIzzy Berne, Tailor
    Lorry AyersPhyllis Coates/Lois Lane
    Sven Van de VenJohn Hamilton/Perry White
    Michael RhoadesJames Engelman
    Richard FancyAlford "Rip" Van Ronkel
    Peter James HaworthFred Zinneman
    Alexander Cameron DrogemullerStunned Boy
    Dendrie TaylorMrs. Sinclair
    Murray OliverFuneral Reporter #1
    Bill LakeCigar Man
    Erin GooderhamJackie, Leonore's friend
    Cotton MatherDark Figure
    Donald BurdaRick Harris
    Diego FuentesNatividad Vacio
    Jennifer SimsMom
    Terry C. BarnaBuddy Adler
    Robin TunneyLeonore Lemmon
    Jeffrey DeMunnArt Weissman
    Dash MihokSergeant Jack Paterson
    Caroline DhavernasKit Holliday
    Joe SpanoHoward Strickling
    Zach MillsEvan Simo
    David J. MacNeilOfficer Daniel Korby
    Eric KaldorBarbell Man
    Phillip MacKenzieBill Bliss
    Jon CubrtOrderly
    Joan GregsonChopard Saleswoman
    Todd GrinnellTimes Reporter
    Eric FinkDominick's Waiter
    Brendan WallHarold Chiles, Casting Director
    Steve AdamsBarney Sarecky, Producer
    Joseph AdamJack Larson/Jimmy Olsen
    Robert B. KennedyTommy Carr, Director
    Gary PowellChad
    Tim CampbellMGM Hunk
    Jeff CowanMaxwell Arnow, Casting Director
    Tim DorschDocville Bank Teller
    Jason SpevackKenneth Giles
    Jody JaressMannix Maid
    Walter RinaldiFuneral Reporter #2
    Natalie KrillCamera Girl
    Channing MitchellEarl Wilson
    Steve BrandesThug Detective
    Charlie Lea5-Year-Old Evan
    Kerin McCueSuperman Announcer
    Jordan BarkerWag