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Action was a short-lived Fox series (September-December, 1999. One further episode was broadcast in August, 2000) , starring comedian Jay Mohr as ruthless movie producer Peter Dragon, who's just had the biggest bomb of his career, and is now trying to get his comeback movie, Beverly Hills Gun Club, made. Not an easy task. Helping him is his new partner, Wendy Ward (Illeana Douglas), and his Uncle Lonny (Buddy Hackett). Also, there are Peter's assistant, Stuart Glazer, and the film's irritable, unsavvy writer, Adam Rafkin. Together, they deal with prima donna actors, crazy directors and the arrogant studio head, Bobby G, who also happens to be Peter's ex-wife's Straight Gay current husband. Should never have been cancelled.

Related Tropes

 Lonnie:You're threatening me? That's a laugh...I'm 79 years old. I've got one kidney, one ball and one lung. I take Viagra just to keep from peeing on my shoes, and you're threatening me? Who are you frightening?

  • Bi the Way: Given Peter's reaction when Bobby G. disrobes, he could be.
  • Blood Brothers: Hilariously inverted. A very drunk Peter declares he and Adam to be this, then stabs both himself and Adam through the hand with a toothpick. Adam's horrified reaction shows the feeling is not mutual.
  • Butt Monkey: Stuart, especially when he complains that Peter is now taking movie advice from his "whore" (Wendy). Peter's response?

 "She's not my whore, she's my prostitute. You're my whore."

  • Cluster F-Bomb: Everyone, especially Peter.
  • Comedic Sociopathy
  • Cosmic Plaything: The entire series is based around Peter Dragon's fall from grace and his chance to claw his way back to the top of the heap. This trope is explicitly acknowledged and lampshaded when spoiled A-List star Holden Van Dorn makes the mistake of claiming he has Bad Luck in front of Peter...

 Peter: Hey, hey, hey... bad luck? Let me tell you something - thirty-three years old I had cancer of the mole, that's "bad luck". *to Lonnie* I'm calm! Heart attack at thirty-four is "bad luck". Overdosing the Director while fucking his wife in the hot tub, he's wearing water wings for christ's sakes! That! Is! Just! Sheer! STUPIDITY!!!

 Peter: You're pitching me OJ Simpson?!?

Agent: Every kid knows his name!

'Peter: Yeah, every kid knows to stay away from him!

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