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Movers & Shakers (1985)

 -  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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Larry
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Louis Martin
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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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In the mid Seventies, Paramount Pictures paid a great amount of money to secure the rights to Alex Comfort's sex manual The Joy of Sex just so they could use the title, which they found to be highly commercial. In 1978 they hired Charles Grodin to write a script, telling him the movie 'could be about anything'. Grodin decided to use this exact situation as the premise: a Hollywood writer struggles to write a script based on a sex manual after a big studio acquires the rights. When he finished his first draft, Paramount passed. The title was finally used for a teenage sex comedy 1984 (Joy of Sex (1984)) 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 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) See more »

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Can't We Go Home Again
Words and Music by Mitzie Welch and Ken Welch
Performed by Stephen Bishop
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Nothing on Cutting Room Floor
29 May 2002 | by (Oak Island NC) – See all my reviews

This movie has everything: Inane writing; heavy-handed direction; call-in acting; a voice-over that attempts to tie a series of pointless scenes into a plot line. Someone lacked the courage to say no, no, no. Anything that might have been edited out would have doubtless been better than what was edited in. Student films are better. What's Up Tiger Lily was better. A Woody Woodpecker cartoon is better. A George Burns/Bea Arthur porno would be better.


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