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Movers & Shakers (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  3 May 1985 (USA)
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Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of ... See full summary »

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Joe Mulholland
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Herb Derman
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Saul Gritz
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Nancy Derman
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Sid Spokane
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Livia Machado
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Marshall
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Doctor
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Freddie
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Robin (as Peter Marc)
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Ray Berg
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Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting the help of depressed screenwriter Herb Derman and rather off-centre director Sid Spokane to try and come up with an idea or two, Joe soon wishes he was not one of those people who always try to keep their promises. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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After Paramount Pictures put Grodin's script in turnaround in 1978, he was free to offer it to other studios. However, since Paramount held the rights to the title 'The Joy of Sex', the film was retitled 'Dreamers'. Columbia Pictures showed interest to produce 'Dreamers' with Peter Falk playing the leading role of the producer. But when the deal with Columbia fell through, Charles Grodin ended up pitching his screenplay to every studio several times over the course of the next 7 years. See more »

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The huge prop dinosaur that is mounted on the lawn of the movie studio lot changes position in respect to nearby buildings several times throughout the film. See more »

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References Krakatoa: East of Java (1968) See more »

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I've Realty Got to Have You
Written by Ira Nepus
Performed by Deloreze Harnage
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31 October 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Most films start with good intentions by all the people involved in its creative process. It's a nightmare for the studio that produces a film like "Movers and Shakers" to watch the project turned into a lemon that no one will ever see. In fact, it was a surprise this showed recently on cable. Based on some of the names involved in it, we decided to take a look. Well, let's assume all the people that participated in it, won't include this experience in their resumes for future jobs within the movie industry.

It's also a puzzle as to why did a talented man of the stature of Walter Matthau ever saw in the possibility of this turkey having any future. For that matter, Charles Grodin, who wrote the screen play, is seen as a writer who hasn't figured out how to do an adaptation of the book the dying studio head wants to be made into a film. It appears that Mr. Grodin was writing about what would be his own role in this ill conceived movie.

Better keep surfing channels until something better is found.


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