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S1m0ne (23-Aug-2002)

Director: Andrew Niccol

Writer: Andrew Niccol

Music by: Carter Burwell

Producer: Andrew Niccol

Keywords: Comedy, Robots

A producer itching for a comeback creates a synthetic actress to replace his film's star, leading to unforeseen consequences.

Viktor Taransky, past-his-prime producer eager for a return to form, finds the future of his latest film in jeopardy when its star walks off the set. Desperate to salvage his production, Viktor creates the world's first synthetic actress, "Simone", opening up a can of worms when "she" becomes an overnight sensation with a successful music career. A shell-shocked Viktor must now find a way to tell the general public about Simone's true identity as "her" fame grows with each passing day.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Catherine Keener
23-Mar-1959   Maxine in Being John Malkovich
Jay Mohr
23-Aug-1970   Gary Unmarried
Al Pacino
25-Apr-1940   Michael Corleone in The Godfather
Adrian R'Mante
3-Feb-1978   Esteban on The Suite Life
Jim Rash
15-Jul-1970   Dean Pelton on Community
Winona Ryder
29-Oct-1971   Edward Scissorhands
Benjamin Salisbury
19-Oct-1980   Brighton Sheffield on The Nanny
Jason Schwartzman
26-Jun-1980   Rushmore
Pruitt Taylor Vince
5-Jul-1960   American character actor
Daniel von Bargen
5-Jun-1950 1-Mar-2015 Kruger on Seinfeld
Darnell Williams
3-Mar-1955   Jesse Hubbard on All My Children
Evan Rachel Wood
7-Sep-1987   S1m0ne


Al Pacino   ...   Viktor Taransky
Catherine Keener   ...   Elaine Christian
Pruitt Taylor Vince   ...   Max Sayer
Jay Mohr   ...   Hal Sinclair
Jason Schwartzman   ...   Milton
Stanley Anderson   ...   Frank Brand
Evan Rachel Wood   ...   Lainey Christian
Daniel von Bargen   ...   Chief Detective
And Introducing
Rachel Roberts   ...   Simone
Benjamin Salisbury   ...   P.A.
Winona Ryder   ...   Nicola Anders
Darnell Williams   ...   Studio Executive
Jim Rash   ...   Studio Executive
Ron Perkins   ...   Studio Executive
Jeffrey Pierce   ...   Kent
Jeff Williams   ...   Man in Suit
Mitzi Martin   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Carol Androsky   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Christopher Neiman   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Jolie Jenkins   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Derrex Brady   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Lisa Cerasoli   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Darin Heames   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Patrick Dancy   ...   Premiere Audience Member
Adrian R'Mante   ...   Premiere Audience Member
David Doty   ...   Theater Owner
Maureen Mueller   ...   Entertainment Reporter
Barry Papick   ...   Security Guard
James Gleason   ...   Reporter
Andi Carnick   ...   Reporter
Richard Saxton   ...   Reporter
Vincent Boling   ...   Reporter
Mark Thompson   ...   Reporter
Keith MacKechnie   ...   Reporter
Alan Loayza   ...   Valet Manager
Chris Coppola   ...   Echo Photographer
Lombardo Boyar   ...   Paparazzo Photographer
Jenni Blong   ...   Jane
Susan Chuang   ...   Lotus
Robert Musgrave   ...   Mac
Deborah Rawlings   ...   Corel
Christina Rydell   ...   Claris
Rod Simmons   ...   Hewlett
Hal Ozsan   ...   Hotel Concierge
Jaehne Moebius   ...   Drunk Woman
Claudia Jordan   ...   Simone Lookalike
Henry D. Zapata   ...   Studio Executive
Christopher Comes   ...   Concert Promoter
Chip Pope   ...   Concert Technician
Gordon Simmons   ...   Concert Technician
Teresa Parente   ...   Talk Show Host
Bill A. Jones   ...   Talk Show Host
Daniel Do   ...   Monk
Clyde Tull   ...   Priest
Moss Mossberg   ...   Rabbi
Ronnie W. Elliot, Sr.   ...   Arresting Officer
Charles Noland   ...   Detective
Christopher Marley   ...   Diver
Sean Cullen   ...   Lawyer
Alec Murdock   ...   VBC Anchor


Review by Aymee Raemund (posted on 10-Feb-2005)

S1m0ne is an underestimated masterpiece. Led by the king, Al Pacino, this movie is a screenplay of futurism and technology, but still a tale of the traditional romantic fling story.

For those who are not technically interested: It is a futuristic story teller, and a classic; it stems off Frankenstein, (Mary Shelley) as the protagonist desroys his creation and himself in pursuit of simplicity. It is also eye candy for those male viewers, and, of course, eye candy for those female viewers; Pacino plays a part like no other, though he plays it just as incredibly and powerfully as any other. This movie is a must-see; Pacino owns the screen in a creative and unique story that can teach both the old and young.

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