The Hoax (2006) The Hoax

IMDB: 6.7



Directed by

Lasse Hallstrom


David Aaron Baker, John Carter, Judi Barton, Raul S. Julia, James Biberi, Richard Gere, Hope Davis, Christopher Evan Welch, Okwui Okpokwasili, Alfred Molina, Bob Wiltfong, William Fowle, Marcia Gay Harden, Julie Delpy, Antonie Knoppers


Early in 1971, McGraw-Hill passes on Clifford Irving's new novel. He's desperate for money, so, against the backdrop of Nixon's reelection calculations, Irving claims he has Howard Hughes's cooperation to write Hughes's autobiography. With the help of friend Dick Suskind, Irving does research, lucks into a manuscript written by a long-time Hughes associate, and plays on corporate greed. He's quick-thinking and outrageously bold. Plus, he banks on Hughes's reluctance to enter the public eye. At the same time, he's trying to rebuild his marriage and deflect the allure of his one-time mistress, Nina Van Pallandt. Can he write a good book, take the money, and pull off the hoax?

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The Hoax - Lasse Hallstrom
© 2006 Miramax Films

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