• Publication date: September 12, 2012

People I Know

Eli Wurman is a New York publicist for the rich and famous. But as things start to slip, he starts representing the not-so-rich and not-so-famous, fueled by a constant stream of alcohol and prescription drugs. When his currently most important client Cary Launer, a fading actor, asks Eli to bail out his girlfriend Jilli and keep an eye on her, Eli has no idea what he is getting himself into. Jilli takes Eli to a drug-and-sex den for the truly rich and famous, where apparently she had strategically placed a recording device. When the existence of her recordings are found out, she is killed while Eli is in the same room, and that is far from the end of the story for Eli...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2002

MBC 2:

May 27, 2016 04:00 (KSA) ~ May 27, 2016 03:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Eli Wurman (Al Pacino) is a New York publicist for the rich and famous. But as things start to slip, he starts representing the not-so-rich and not-so-famous, fueled by a constant stream of alcohol and prescription drugs. When his currently most important client Cary Launer (Ryan O'Neal), a fading actor, asks Eli to bail out his girlfriend Jilli (Téa Leoni)and keep an eye on her, Eli has no idea what he is getting himself into.

Jilli takes Eli to a drug-and-sex den for the truly rich and famous, where apparently she had strategically placed a recording device. After a night of heavy drinking and drugs Jilli reveals to Eli that her device has captured footage of some of the most famous public figures who frequent the club, including billionaire Jewish civic leader Elliott Sharansky (Richard Schiff). When the existence of her recordings are found out, she is killed while Eli- who is semi-conscious on account of the alcohol and drugs- is in the same room. Eli wakes up to a hazy recollection of an intruder breaking into the room and forcing a killer dose of drugs onto Jilli, yet at the same time he has to pull himself together to organize a political fundraiser and get the right A-list celebs to attend. But in the middle of all this mayhem, Eli's late brother's widow Victoria (Kim Basinger) arrives in town and tries to convince Eli to leave everything, including his career behind, and run for his life...

 

Starring:

  • Al Pacino
  • Kim Basinger
  • Ryan O'Neal
  • Téa Leoni
  • Richard Schiff
  • Bill Nunn

 

Directed by:  Daniel Algrant

Rating:  R for language, drug use and some sexual content.