The Comeback Trail
In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grindhouse film producer, Max Barber, decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money. But when he casts Duke Montana, an aging, washed up movie star as the lead, Max never expects the depressed old drunk to be revitalised by being in front of the camera again. Unable to kill Duke in a basic stunt, Max ups the stakes, putting Duke into ever more dangerous situations. And as Duke survives stunt after stunt, Max unwittingly starts making the best movie of his career. A cross between Get Shorty and The Producers, THE COMEBACK TRAIL, is a fun journey through the underbelly of Hollywood. Littered with a cast of unforgettable and outrageous characters, it will have you giggling.
- " I won't risk calling this movie a miracle, but if this year has left you in desperate need of a good laugh, look no further. " – Stephen Romei (The Australian)
- " Robert De Niro has not been this amusing in a humorous setting for many years. " – Leigh Paatsch (Herald Sun, Australia)
- " Unlike so many of his recent crimes against cinema, De Niro here appears engaged, enthusiastic and is genuinely funny. " – James Marsh (South China Morning Post)