A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family". However, instead of remaining unobtrusive and letting the family be themselves, he can't keep himself from trying to control every facet of their lives "for the good of the show". Written by
Did You Know?
One of the reasons Albert Brooks
wanted to cast Charles Grodin
as the father was because of Grodin's work on Candid Camera
(1972). Brooks felt that Grodin would look like he wasn't acting, because on the TV show he had to fool ordinary people into believing that he wasn't acting. See more
[showing off a high-tech camera to be used in filming
Only six of these cameras were ever made. Only five of them ever worked. We have four of those.
References Gone with the Wind
Something's Gotta Give
Written by Johnny Mercer See more