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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Grodin got some of his actors friends involved in trying to pitch the film. Himself, Steve Martin
, Gilda Radner
, Penny Marshall
and Tyne Daly
all agreed to work for the least amount of money the union allowed. Steve Martin did so without even reading the script. When the film was finally green-lit, Grodin received no salary for writing or producing the film, only the minimum for working five weeks as an actor: about five thousand dollars for two years of work (seven years in total since the inception of the project). See more
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
References The Snake Pit
"Can't We Go Home Again"
Words and Music by Mitzie Welch
and Ken Welch
Performed by Stephen Bishop See more