The film stars magicians Penn & Teller, Missi Pyle, Harry Hamlin and Hayes MacArthur.
It's a 'genre-bending' comedy-thriller about a movie-mad stalker called Herbert Blount (played by Jillette, the talking half of Penn & Teller) who decides to kidnap his favourite actress (Missi Pyle).
Rifkin (the real director) skilfully captures the story by creating two films: one of which is the film-within-the-film 'Knocked Off' with the slick production values of a serious CSI-style crime thriller; the other film is the rough-around-the-edges zany 'Director's Cut', complete with a commentary from Penn's character (the deranged Herbert Blount).
|Director's Cut film audio being mixed for a scene starring magician Teller.|
DIRECTOR'S CUT NEWS
- 'Director's Cut' to be distributed by Epic Pictures in 2018.
- Fangoria Magazine have released exclusive clips from the film: Clip 1 'Crime Scene' / Clip 2 'Teller'.
- Director's Cut on IMDB.
- Watch the film trailer.
2016 'Director's Cut' Preview Screenings & Film Festivals:
- World Premiere
opening Slamdance Film Festival
- coverage at moviemaker.com Utah Hollywoodpremiere 2nd February at the ArcLight hosted by John Landis.
- 14th April Calgary
- 9th June Las Vegas Film Festival (Winner: Best Alternative Cinema)
- Screening through
July at Gene
Siskel Film Center
- European Premiere
29th August FrightFest London
- 7th October Grimmfest Manchester
du Nouveau Cinema
- 30th Oct Requiem
- 31st Oct Horrorthon Dublin
- 2nd Nov/1st Dec - Exclusive New York/San Francisco screenings