Hoax, The

Early in 1971, McGraw-Hill passes on Clifford Irving’s new novel. He’s desperate for money, so, against the backdrop of Nixon’s reelection calculations, Irving claims he has Howard Hughes’s cooperation to write Hughes’s autobiography. With the help of friend Dick Suskind, Irving does research, lucks into a manuscript written by a long-time Hughes associate, and plays on corporate greed

. He’s quick-thinking and outrageously bold. Plus, he banks on Hughes’s reluctance to enter the public eye. At the same time, he’s trying to rebuild his marriage and deflect the allure of his one-time mistress, Nina Van Pallandt. Can he write a good book, take the money, and pull off the hoax?

Hoax, The

Title: Hoax, The

Release Date: 2006

Genres: Comedy, Drama

    Directors: Hallström, Lasse


  • Gere, Richard as Clifford Irving
  • Molina, Alfred as Dick Susskind
  • Davis, Hope as Andrea Tate
  • Harden, Marcia Gay as Edith Irving
  • Tucci, Stanley as Shelton Fisher
  • Delpy, Julie as Nina Van Pallandt
  • Wallach, Eli as Noah Dietrich
  • Carter, John as Harold McGraw
  • Welch, Christopher Evan as Albert Vanderkamp
  • Ivanek, Zeljko as Ralph Graves
  • Baker, David Aaron as Brad Silber
  • McRobbie, Peter as George Gordon Holmes
  • Bedford Lloyd, John as Frank McCullough
  • Okpokwasili, Okwui as Mailka Vanderkamps
  • Margolin, Stuart as Marty Ackerman

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