George Clooney's directorial debut is based on the book by Gong Show host, Chuck Barris. However, the book and film's premise is that not only did Barris (Sam Rockwell) create and produce several TV gameshows during the 1960s and '70s, but that he was also a hitman for the CIA. Initially Barris is not a hit with the ladies, or television studios, but his idea of a gameshow called The Dating Game quickly changes things, he meets the love of his life (Drew Barrymore) and, after being recruited by the CIA agent Jim Byrd (Clooney), uses the cover of The Dating Game to assassinate undesirables around the world. But with the KGB onto him, and his life in danger, Barris decides to lock himself away from everyone until he can work out who the mole is. Watch out for some well-known faces including Clooney, who plays Barris's main CIA contact, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and several Gong Show regulars.