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The Majestic

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

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Released: Dec 11th, 2001
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The Majestic Main Cast

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Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
plays Peter Appleton
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
plays Elvin Clyde
Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
plays Ernie Cole
Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
plays Congressman Doyle
Laurie Holden
Laurie Holden
plays Adele Stanton
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): Acker Bilk 's "Stranger On The Shore," written in 1961, is played by a band in 1951.
  • Several names in the movie are connected to real-life persons involved in Senator Joseph McCarthy (II)'s "witch hunt" investigations. The town of Lawson is named for screenwriter John Howard Lawson who stood up to HUAC and ended the Red Scare. Another writer, Lester Cole, gives his surname to the mayor. Luke Trimble is named for blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Appleton is named for Senator McCarthy's Wisconsin home town. The movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, seen briefly in the epilogue, is considered a metaphor for the McCarthy policies.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When Pete wakes up from the car crash on the beach it is early morning and the sun is shining but as he walks on the beach his shadow falls on the east, away from the sea, indicating the sun is in the western sky. In California, that only happens in late evening.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): The siren speaker on the police car is a Federal Signals electronic speaker that was not introduced on police cars until the mid-'60s. Sirens of the era of this movie would've been electro-mechanical wind sirens.
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