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"The Hoax"

Richard Gere is ideally cast, building on the smug wiliness of his prancing defence attorney in "Chicago" to play a different sort of song-and-dance man, phoney Howard Hughes biographer Clifford Irving. In 1971, Irving hoodwinked the publishing world and captivated America with claims that he had broken into Hughes’ inner sanctum to become a confidante and conduit of the billionaire recluse’s autobiography.

As Irving, Gere gives possibly the finest performance of his career, bringing the necessary charm, cunning and audacity to the man who could not only con so many people into accepting his fantastic tale, but also maintain a growing web of lies to keep the story in play. True to their subject, director Lasse Hallstrom and screenwriter William Wheeler adapt Irving’s memoir of the scam with considerable creative license, fictionalizing many aspects to heighten the drama. Alfred Molina and Marcia Gay Garden co-star. R for language.

_ David Germain, AP Movie Writer

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"The Hoax"

Richard Gere is ideally cast, building on the smug wiliness of his prancing defence attorney in "Chicago" to play a different sort of song-and-dance man, phoney Howard Hughes biographer Clifford Irving. In 1971, Irving hoodwinked the publishing world and captivated America with claims that he had broken into Hughes’ inner sanctum to become a confidante and conduit of the billionaire recluse’s autobiography.

As Irving, Gere gives possibly the finest performance of his career, bringing the necessary charm, cunning and audacity to the man who could not only con so many people into accepting his fantastic tale, but also maintain a growing web of lies to keep the story in play. True to their subject, director Lasse Hallstrom and screenwriter William Wheeler adapt Irving’s memoir of the scam with considerable creative license, fictionalizing many aspects to heighten the drama. Alfred Molina and Marcia Gay Garden co-star. R for language.

_ David Germain, AP Movie Writer

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Movies

"The Hoax"

Richard Gere is ideally cast, building on the smug wiliness of his prancing defence attorney in "Chicago" to play a different sort of song-and-dance man, phoney Howard Hughes biographer Clifford Irving. In 1971, Irving hoodwinked the publishing world and captivated America with claims that he had broken into Hughes’ inner sanctum to become a confidante and conduit of the billionaire recluse’s autobiography.

As Irving, Gere gives possibly the finest performance of his career, bringing the necessary charm, cunning and audacity to the man who could not only con so many people into accepting his fantastic tale, but also maintain a growing web of lies to keep the story in play. True to their subject, director Lasse Hallstrom and screenwriter William Wheeler adapt Irving’s memoir of the scam with considerable creative license, fictionalizing many aspects to heighten the drama. Alfred Molina and Marcia Gay Garden co-star. R for language.

_ David Germain, AP Movie Writer

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