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
I don't remember a time in my whole life when I haven't been close to complete personality disintegration! And how the hell would you know what these people are feeling anyway? From your Mickey Mouse tests?
Don't blame the tests for what they tell us.
Oh, I don't blame them. They're great! Why don't we do more, huh? More tests! I bet you'd like that, wouldn't you, Nolan? Want to get that cup again? Come on, we'll get you lots of cups! Maybe a hundred cups! I'll tell you something about you ...
Spoofs An American Family
Jump Into The Fire
Written by Harry Nilsson See more