The Hoax (2006) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Hoax

Lasse Hallström, 2006

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Hoax
Stephen Fay, Lewis Chester, Magnus Linklater, 1972

The Hoax is a movie directed by Lasse Hallström in 2006 and based on the book Hoax: The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving Affair by Stephen Fay, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater, first published in 1972. The movie features Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Julie Delpy, Stanley Tucci, and others.

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Hoax (Lasse Hallström, 2006)

7.3

/ 10

Book Cover: Hoax (Stephen Fay, Lewis Chester, Magnus Linklater, 1972)

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Storyline

Early in 1971, the publishing company 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 Richard Suskind, Irving does research, lucks into a manuscript written by a long-time Hughes associate, and plays on corporate greed.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Hoax, the 2006 movie by Lasse Hallström

Year

2006

Minutes

116

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Hoax

Country: USA

Year: 2006

Length: 1h56m

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Cover of Hoax, the 1972 book by Stephen Fay, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater

Year

1972

Pages

310

Book Rate

7.34

S: Goodreads

Book

Hoax

Subtitle: The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes-Clifford Irving Affair

Country: USA

First published in: 1972

Length: 310 pages

Genre: Non Fiction

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Poster of The Hoax, the 2006 movie by Lasse Hallström

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6 votes

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book

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Cover of Hoax, the 1972 book by Stephen Fay, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater

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7 votes

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