Simon Sez

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This article is about the film. For the song, see Simon Sez (song).
Simon Sez
Poster of the movie Simon Sez.jpg
Directed by Kevin Elders
Produced by Moshe Diamant
Ringo Lam[1]
Screenplay by Andrew Lowery
Andrew Miller[1]
Story by Moshe Diamant
Rudy Cohen[1]
Starring Dennis Rodman
Dane Cook
Natalia Cigliuti
John Pinette
Music by Brian Tyler[1]
Cinematography Avraham Karpick[1]
Edited by Alain Jakubowicz[1]
Production
company
Signature Films[1]
Release dates 1999
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States[1]
Box office $292,152

Simon Sez is a 1999 action comedy film starring Dennis Rodman, Dane Cook, and John Pinette. The score for this film was composed by Brian Tyler.

Plot[edit]

Interpol agent Simon goes on a mission in France to save a kidnapped girl and defeat an arms dealer.

Production[edit]

In 1998, Variety announced that Ringo Lam would direct Simon Sez with Kevin Elders.[2] Lam later only contributed to the film as a producer.[3]

Release[edit]

The film was released in 1999, opening in Los Angeles on September 24 and then in New York on September 25.[1] The film grossed a total of $292,152.[4]

Reception[edit]

Simon Sez had an extremely negative reception by critics.[5] The New York Times wrote a scathing review, saying that "its plot seems as if it had been fished out of the wastebaskets of writers who have written scores of better examples of the genre dating at least as far back as Dr. No in 1962." but praising Rodman as "inescapably watchable".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Simon Sez". American Film Institute. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Burton eyes ‘Hollow’; Rodman wrestles". Variety. June 18, 1998. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Leydon, Joe (27 September 1999). "Review: ‘Simon Sez’". Variety. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Simon Sez (1999)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Simon Sez (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  6. ^ Gelder, Lawrence van (September 25, 1999). Simon Sez (1999) Film Review; Dennis Rodman, a Terror for Terrorists. New York Times. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 

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