1996 – Star Struck

Directed by: Massimo Mazzucco
Written by: Michael Capellupo (play), Michael Capellupo
Produced by: Scott Trost, Stefano Gallini-Durante, Michael Capellupo
Production year: 1996
Original release: August 22, 1996
Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Other cast: Scott Trost, Sean Michael Allen, Michael Capellupo

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A boy from the Midwest comes to Hollywood in search of a dream: he wants to be a star. He finds acting teacher Aaron Gillespie who bills himself as “The Buddah of Buddahs” of acting teachers and gets entangled, together with a group of acting students, into the biggest scam in Hollywood: Acting Schools that promise anything to you want to hear. “I will put an Oscar in your hands” are the words of Acting “Guru” Aaron Gillespie: and the story begins…. “Spinal Tap” meets “Fame” is the best way to describe this film.