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S.O.B. (1981)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 July 1981 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Benson
Herb Maskowitz
Gary Murdock
David Blackman
Eva Brown
Jennifer Edwards ...


Felix Farmer is an extremely successful Hollywood producer, whose movies for Capitol Pictures have never lost money,... until now, with his latest, most expensive film to date, Night Wind, ending up being a major flop. The film, starring his popular Academy Award winning actress wife, Sally Miles, who has a G-rated screen image, almost bankrupts the studio. As such, the studio execs turn on Felix, who want to take over creative control of the movie and re-edit it to lessen the damage. It also turns Felix suicidal, his mental state which in turn leads to Sally leaving him and taking their two children with her. As Felix tries and tries again unsuccessfully to kill himself, he finally stumbles upon an idea which gets him out of his depression. He plans to use his and Sally's money to purchase the movie back from the studio, and re-imagine it by adding a few new scenes, to drastically altar it from the G-rated fantasy film it is, to an R-rated sex romp, complete with Sally baring her ... Written by Huggo

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The man who painted the panther pink, and taught you how to count to "10" now gives you Hollywood bull... at it's funniest and sexiest. See more »


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1 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The S.O.B.  »

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The treacherous agent played by Shelley Winters is called "Eva Brown", presumably a pun on the name of Adolf Hitler's mistress, Eva Braun, and the character was allegedly based on legendary Hollywood super agent Sue Mengers. See more »


When Felix is in the Cadillac in the garage the car has a TV antenna on the trunk. When the car goes through the wall of the garage, it's missing the antenna and indeed is a different (fewer options) model of Cadillac. See more »


Ben Coogan: [Culley, Ben and Dr. Finegarten are toasting Felix, whose corpse is seated with them at the table] To our late, great host.
Dr. Irving Finegarten: A sweet soul adrift in a sea of sour grapes.
Ben Coogan: "A sea of sour grapes"?
Dr. Irving Finegarten: Think about it.
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References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »


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The hills are still alive...
17 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Dark satire about Hollywood; funny at times, but, as others have noted, uneven. A tune-up for Blake Edward's next movie, Victor/Victoria, but worth watching for Robert Preston's very amusing performance alone...

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