Written by Steve Martin, who stars with Eddie Murphy, this low comedy about low-rent Hollywood filmmaking is funnier than it is logical or satirically consistent. Martin plays a contemporary version of Ed Wood who’s so desperate to shoot his underfunded SF epic that he winds up following an already paranoid action star (Eddie Murphy) around town with hidden cameras, filming him without his knowledge or permission. Most of the satire concerns the star’s religious cult, with Terence Stamp as the guru. This is enjoyable but thin, which is no doubt what was intended; with Heather Graham and Christine Baranski. (JR)

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