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California Split

Released 1974
Distributor Columbia Pictures

Made at the height of his ’70s hot streak, California Split is one of Robert Altman’s wittiest films. The story of two jokers riding their own hot streak, Elliot Gould and George Segal play a pair of compulsive gamblers who split their time between casinos and pawn shops. The Altmanesque supporting cast, including Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles, and Jeff Goldblum, keeps things lively. Photographed by Paul Lohmann who shot Altman’s Nashville the following year.

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About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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