Hail Caesar

Hail Caesar is a 1994 comedy film directed by Anthony Michael Hall in his directorial debut. The film stars Hall, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Bobbie Phillips, and Judd Nelson. The film follows Julius Caesar McGruder, a would-be rock star who makes a bet with his girlfriend's father to able to continue dating her. The film is based on an original story by Mark Twain.


Julius Caesar McGruder is practicing with his band, “Hail Caesar, with his friends Annie and Wlad. They stop after Julius’s dog attacks the mailman. In the mail, Julius learns that he is being kicked out of California University after not being able to meet their academic eligibility requirements. Julius then decides to focus on his band full time and leaves to pick up his girlfriend, Buffer.