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
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In the first production meeting scene, producer Martin Brand rattles off some possible big-name stars that could be recruited to star in the reality movie: "Where the hell's Paul Newman
? Where's [Robert Redford
]? Where's [Jack Nicholson
]? . . . " He then suggests that the movie would make more money with Neil Diamond
as the "star". A producer actually suggested Diamond for the Travis Bickle role in Taxi Driver
(1976) (in which Albert Brooks
had a supporting role). See more
[after one of Albert's rants
Albert, what the hell are you talking about? Look, let's not argue - say the family's fine, say the family's perfect. Let's talk about YOU for a minute. Look what YOU'VE done. You FAILED - that's what you did, you shmuck, you failed. You started out with this artsy-craftsy reality crap and what did you end up with? The NEWS, the goddamned NEWS! People get that for free! You think somebody's gonna hire a babysitter, take a taxicab, go all the way the hell downtown, ...
Jump Into The Fire
Written by Harry Nilsson See more