The Kid Stays in the Picture

  |  Buy to Own: 29/09/2003
  |  84 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Candid and colourful documentary about the life and times of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans. Discovered in 1956 while lounging beside the pool at Beverly Hills Hotel, Evans had a short-lived career as a movie actor before landing the job of Chief of Production at Paramount Pictures - with not a production credit to his name. During his eight-year stint there, lasting from 1966 until 1974, he was responsible for the output of such groundbreaking films as Rosemary's Baby, The Godfather, Chinatown and Love Story. Adapted from his own autobiography, the film follows the ups and downs of his life - including his failed marriage to actress Ali McGraw, a drugs bust in the 1980s and a rumoured involvement with the infamous Cotton Club murder - but shows how through sheer confidence and determination he managed always to be 'the kid who stayed in the picture'.