Altman's scorching comeback film about a film studio executive in fear for his life, as well as his career. Darkly humorous look at behind-the-scenes Hollywood, with dozens of cameos!
Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a Hollywood producer whose job is to hear story pitches from screenwriters and help decide what projects are developed versus those that are turned down. His job is suddenly in danger, though, when up-and-comer Larry Levi (Peter Gallagher) begins work at the studio. Rumors swirl that Griffin may be replaced soon by Levi. Further complicating matters for Griffin is that he has continuously been receiving threatening postcards presumably from a disgruntled writer whose pitch he brushed aside in past months.