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Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

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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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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Dime lo que quieres  »

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In Berger's Hollywood office, there is a poster for the film ...One Third of a Nation... (1939), which starred the director Sidney Lumet and featured his father Baruch Lumet in a minor role. See more »

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Max Herschel: Marriage, it's the quintessential deal... just tell me what you want.
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Alan King rules - the quintessential tycoon
8 March 2006 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

King is a really great comedian, virtually unknown to audiences in Europe. In this „late screwball" comedy he plays a tycoon, and for this kind of movie part he sets a mark nobody has surpassed. He brings the right mix of competence and freakishness to the role. He is a ladies man, a hypochondriac (goes well together), is cunning and can be utterly ruthless and cruel. Of course, the character has a great egotistical mind - and yet he is oddly likable. There's more: The movie also includes great performances by Keenan Wynn as competing tycoon and also by Myrna Loy, famous screen beauty of the Golden Age of Hollywood. She plays King's loyal secretary and surrogate mom. Ali McGraw is kind of beautiful but seems to be made of granite (the set design of her ritzy apartment is beautiful and interesting, though), Peter Weller's talents are wasted here.

This movie really boasts many, many memorable lines. The character played by Wynn tries to convince the tycoon that he should donate for a wing for special diseases of a hospital. This makes King quip „I can't wait to see those poor guys die of special diseases in my wing!" Also great are the final sequences in which the main character stays in hospital because of an imaginary heart attack. His little, stumpy body lies in a white shroud on an examining bed while he berates the high priced specialists standing around him, telling them in a choked voice that he knows exactly what's wrong with him and they should better read the „f***ing literature"! People are like that! Life is like that! It's great to be able to laugh about it sometimes.


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