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Californication: At the Movies

Production on 'Santa Monica Cop' begins, but Hank instantly messes things up by sleeping with Samurai's leading lady. Hank's life, career and friendship with Charlie may now end up in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Charlie and Lizzie get ever closer. Also, Charlie tries to sign Becca's writer boyfriend Tyler as a client, against Hank's wishes.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Sunday March 11th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:30 pm

Director: Helen Hunt
Writer: Tom Kapinos

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Apr 22, 2013

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Stephen Tobolowsky
As Stu Baggs
Scott M. Foster
As Tyler Stevens
Camilla Luddington
As Lizzie
As Samurai Apocalypse

Co-Guest Stars
Jonathan Kasdan
As Director
Fatso Fasano
As Fatso
Jim Calloway
As Big Jim
Sarah Power (2)
As The Girl
Brian Thompson
As Mr. Scary
Main Cast
David Duchovny
As Hank Moody
Natascha McElhone
As Karen Van Der Beek
Evan Handler
As Charlie Runkle
Madeleine Martin
As Becca Moody


The scene opens, and just when you thought our scruffy-faced friend Tyler was out of Hank’s hair for good, the little weasel has now burrowed his way into that which Hank holds most dear – the literary world. What a nightmare. Hot onto the scene in full agent form, Runkle beseeches Hank to put in a ‘good word’ for him with the young talent. Insulted and definitely a little jealous, Hank is displeased. Actually, he specifically tells Charlie that representing Tyler would be ‘offensive to him on a deeply personal level.’ Runkle succumbs. Hank after all has a way of putting things. At the Santa Monica shoot, the cheesy lines Hank has scribbled don’t seem to be working and Hank would rather play Fruit Ninja on his iphone than help. ..

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