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Not for Publication (1984)

Tabloid reporter Lois Thornedyke and her photographer Barry Denver stumble upon evidence of a sex scandal, blackmail and political conspiracy that may involve her love interest Franklyn - the saintly Mayor of New York City.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lois
Don Peoples ...
Cy Katz
Catherine Schultz ...
Maureen
Richard Blackburn ...
Jim
Sonia Petrovna ...
Angelique
Cork Hubbert ...
Odo
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Troppogrosso
Warrington Winters ...
Doorman
Jeanne Evans ...
Lois' Mother
J. David Moeller ...
Sean Duffy
Desmond Dhooge ...
Elevator Man
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Bernie
Leslie Lyon ...
Receptionist
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Mayor Franklyn
Randy Moore ...
Mayor's PR Man
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Lois Thornedyke, the daughter of a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, writes a scandal column for a New York city tabloid. She gets a chance to upgrade her career when she uncovers a conspiracy reaching into city government. Lois and her quirky sidekicks pit naivete against evil... Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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10 October 1985 (Australia)  »

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Geheimsache Schweinebacke  »

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Quotes

[In a pilotless plane]
Barry Denver: It takes years to get your pilot's license.
Lois: You're taking a crash course!
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Soundtracks

YOU'RE GETTING TO BE A HABIT WITH ME
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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"Bartel light," not THAT bad...
4 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bought this for $1 at a swap meet, got a couple laughs out of it--it has a good heart if it fails elsewhere (Nancy Allen and David Naughton REALLY couldn't act!). The musical number was dumb but in a sweet way--like "Eating Raoul" you have innocents living in a world of corruption (an orgy party where people dress up as animals in a light comedy...??!!!) and a director who can't seem to decide which world he likes more. I was pleased to see how "Bartel"-esque this actually was, with a decided "gay sensibility" going on underneath everything (note lingering shots of muscle-men in g-strings) and a residue after watching that makes you feel a little un-clean for some reason. Tries awfully hard for the rhythm of "His Girl Friday" and I appreciated the attempt.

This is how the awful "Switching Channels" would have been with Bartel behind the wheel--still bad but at least with original moments.

I'd watch this again before I'd return to the dark and filthy/scary world of Bartel's bleak "Private Parts..."

This is destined to be a forgotten 80's film, a shame...didn't think it was so bad.


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