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It's 1962, and fifteen-year-old fan Gene Loomis (Simone Fenton) can't wait for the arrival of Woolsey, who is in town to promote his latest offering of atomic power gone berserk, Mant! But the absurd vision of Woolsey's tale takes on a sudden urgency as the Cuban Missile Crises places the real threat of atomic horror just 90 miles off the coast. With the help of Gene and Woolsey's leading lady, Ruth (Cathy Moriarty), the master showman gives Key West a premiere they'll never forget. Anything can happen in the movies, and everything does in this hilarious tribute to a more innocent (and outrageous) time in American cinema.

British release date: June 18, 1993
Us release date: January 29, 1993

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Us poster from the movie Matinee

Main Cast

  • Lawrence Woolsey
  • Ruth Corday / Carole
  • Gene Loomis
  • Stan
  • Sandra
  • Sherry
  • Dennis Loomis
  • Anne Loomis
  • Harvey Starkweather
  • Howard, the Theater Manager
  • Mr. Spector
  • Herb Denning
  • Bob
  • Jack
  • Rhonda

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