The Comeback Trail (2020)

Action, Comedy, General Film

Director: George Gallo

Writer(s): George Gallo, Josh Posner

Starring: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Morgan Freeman, Zach Braff, Emile Hirsch, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kate Katzman, Eddie Griffin, Chris Mullinax, Patrick Muldoon, Julie Lott, Blerim Destani, Vincent Spano, Paul Witten, Aighleann McKiernan, Melissa Greenspan, Joel Michaely, Jermaine Washington, Desiree Geraldine, Morse Bicknell, Michael Davis, Robert Benedetti, Danno Hanks, Ray Bouderau, Dylan Flashner, Leroy Morgan, Garrison Cahill Griffith, Malcolm Barrett, Frances Lee McCain, Bill Luckett, Jake Hunter, Chelsea Newman, Dobromir Mashukov, Kyron Bonner, Christina Ann Sweney, Leslie Stratton, Michelle Maylene, Natalie Burn, Josefine Lindegaard, Kiersten Dolbec, Ekaterina Baker, Emily Casazza, Nick Vallelonga, Frank Renzulli, Dale Oprandy, Vito Di Donato, David E. Ornston, Santiago Romero, Alexander Alayon, Bob Knowlton, Stephen Krahel, Fernando Lara, Erik Sahlein, J. Nathan Simmons, Leonard Waldner

Synopsis: In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grind-house film producer, Max Barber, (Robert Deniro) decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money. But when he casts Duke Montana, (Tommy Lee Jones) an aging, washed up movie star as the lead, Max never expects the depressed old drunk to be revitalized by being in front of the camera again. Unable to kill Duke in a basic stunt, Max ups the stakes, putting Duke into ever more dangerous situations. And as Duke survives stunt after stunt, Max unwittingly starts making the best movie of his career. A cross between “Get Shorty” and “The Producers,” THE COMEBACK TRAIL is a fun journey through the underbelly of Hollywood. Littered with a cast of unforgettable and outrageous characters, it will have you giggling.

Release Date: November 18, 2022 (USA) | Length: 104 min | Genre: Action, Comedy | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language throughout and some violence. | Note(s): James Marsden was in the initial cast list but not in the current one. Premiered at the Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie in 2020. Above is the US theatrical release date. The film missed its November 13, 2020 theatrical release date and is now set for December 18, 2020. It looks like this film missed its December date and is pushed to some time in 2021. New release date is in 2022. I wasn’t able to identify Kyron Bonner