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Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

R  |   |  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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Cathy
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Baby
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Connie Herschel
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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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Anything - and everything - can be a weapon in the war between the sexes. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Amit szemed szád kíván  »

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Alan King had to lose weight in order to play the romantic lead in this film. 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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Absolutely first-rate comedy with a first-rate cast.
20 June 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie became one of my favorites the instant I saw it and I didn't even like Ali MacGraw! But I like her just fine now. This is an absolutely top-notch production from start to finish and the performances are outstanding -- without exception. I mean here you have Alan King, with Keenan Wynn, and Myrna Loy as supporting actors! MacGraw and Peter Weller are very appealing as young lovers and MacGraw gives her perhaps only great performance. She pulls out all the stops in this one and couldn't be better. I just love this movie and can't understand why it wasn't a big hit. Well, I can, actually. It doesn't appeal to immature adolescent boys (including most Hollywood producers).


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