Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

113 min.
Plot  Tired of being rejected by the beautiful women he lusts after, Chuck Barris (Rockwell) moves to Manhattan to become an NBC page with dreams of becoming famous in television but is eventually fired. He moves back to Philadelphia and becomes Dick Clark's personal assistant on ''American Bandstand'' in 1961. He writes the successful song "Palisades Park" and becomes romantically involved with a woman named Penny Pacino (Barrymore). Chuck is given permission to pitch the concept for ''The Dating Game'' at the American Broadcasting Company (ABC); he receives $7,500 to create a television pilot for the studio. However, ABC abandons ''The Dating Game'' in favor of ''Hootenanny''.

One night after Barris is kicked out of a bar for fighting, he is approached by CIA agent Jim Byrd (Clooney), who recruits him as an assassin. Returning from a mission in Mexico, Barris finds that Penny has become a Hippie. Meanwhile, ABC decides to greenlight ''The Dating Game'', and by 1967 the TV show is ...



Sam Rockwell
Chuck Barris
Michael Cera
Young Chuck Barris
Drew Barrymore
Penny Pacino
George Clooney
Jim Byrd
Julia Roberts
Patricia Watson
Rutger Hauer
Jerry Weintraub
Larry Goldberg
Robert John Burke
Instructor Jenks
Michael Ensign
Simon Oliver
Kristen Wilson
Emilio Rivera
Carlos Carrasco
Richard Kind
Casting executive
Akiva Goldsman
Playboy party guest (uncredited)


All Titles

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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