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S.O.B. (1981)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1 July 1981 (USA)
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

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Tim Culley
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Mavis
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Dick Benson
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Herb Maskowitz
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Gary Murdock
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Felix Farmer
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Dr. Irving Finegarten
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Polly Reed
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David Blackman
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Ben Coogan
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Eva Brown
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Lila
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Babs
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A film-within-a-film: a fading movie producer has a plan for a successful movie: get a actress famous for her wholesome image to appear in the nude on the screen.... much like this film itself. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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1 July 1981 (USA)  »

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SEK 1,446,703 (Sweden)
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Third and final of three movies that actor Robert Webber made with director Blake Edwards. The others were 10 (1979) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978). See more »

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Tim Culley: It's been my experience that every time I think I know "where it's at," it's really somewhere else.
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Funny, moving, wicked and Julie Andrews flashin' and cussin'
30 July 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

ONLY ONE MOVIE gives us the best all time performances from Richard Mulligan, Robert Webber and Loretta Swit, coupled with over-the-top turns by Julie Andrews, Robert Vaughn, William Holden and the amazing Robert Preston as Dr. Finegarten. ("Madam, a shyster is an unethical lawyer! *I* am a *QUACK*!")

Blake Edwards has been a huge success despite, not because of, the Hollywood system. In S.O.B. he throws it right in their faces, making an "A" movie filled with "A" stars that attacks, slices, dices, grinds up and flushes the moviemaking establishment.

Oh, this is a wicked, wicked film. Sam Goldwyn and the other old moguls would have sent a hit man after Edwards.

The performances and the story are too intense to describe piecemeal. This is the undefeated world champion dissection of Hollywood.

And FUNNY! What a HOWL! And Julie Andrews, what a TROUPER!


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