• Film ID:
  • 14784
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=112 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE HOAX (2006)
In 1971 Clifford Irving achieved one of the heights of American journalism, telling whoppers of gargantuan proportions to delude publishers McGraw Hill into paying him $1,000,000 as an advance payment for an authorised biography of Howard Hughes the ultra-reclusive, immensely powerful, superstar billionaire, complete with a series of unprecedented interviews, his most intimate memories and controversial secrets. "The Hoax" is a very nicely done dramatisation of the journalist's fantastically audacious fabrication, absorbing, witty, tense and with a great performance by Richard Gere in the central role as the conman and fantasist.
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