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
Our research was so thorough the computers actually coughed up two perfect families. If I were a liar, I could tell you that we chose one over the other for complicated psychological reasons. But I'm a comedian, not a liar. I can afford the luxury of honesty. The Feltons lived in Wisconsin; the Yeagers lived in Arizona. YOU spend the winter in Wisconsin...
[Albert and the researchers all laugh
References Gone with the Wind
Something's Gotta Give
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