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Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  18 January 1980 (USA)
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A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries ... See full summary »

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Bones Burton
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Max Herschel
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Stella Liberti
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Seymour Berger
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Mike Berger
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Steven Routledge
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Cathy
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Baby
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Connie Herschel
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Dr. Coleson
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Stan
Annabel Lukins ...
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Teddy
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Lothar
Joseph Leon ...
Julie Raskin
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A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries to stop it, and win her heart again. Written by Orig. by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>, correct by U.N. Owen

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They're rich. They're in love. They're negotiating. See more »

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Also Known As:

Amit szemed szád kíván  »

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In Berger's Hollywood office there is a poster for the film _One Third of a Nation (1939)_ which starred director Sidney Lumet. See more »

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Max Herschel: Marriage, it's the quintessential deal... just tell me what you want.
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Referenced in Tramp (1980) See more »

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Overlooked gem
18 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This slightly jaded look at the film industry, and at love, is the work of Jay Presson Allen, who also wrote "Marnie", "Cabaret", and "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". You will find her trademarks: fascinating characters and witty, insightful rapid-fire dialog.

Her 20th Century women lack sugar-coating. But here, a lot of the action concerns the close ties of an unconventional family. This, along with the heroine's ironic first-person narration, give the story a lighter, less distant feel. However, the direction and pacing are uneven and the picture has been overlooked.

A year after this film was released, Jay Presson Allen and Sidney Lumet wrote and produced Prince of the City, a much darker film about police corruption. It found a far warmer reception. And Alan King has a cameo, playing himself.


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