Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, ... See full summary »
Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very infatuated with Faith who will play the female lead in the movie. At the same time, he is fighting with his crazy mother who thinks the Devil lives in her kitchen, and his girlfriend who is talking about commitment. Written by
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The underlying story, seems to be based in part on the legend of Mary "Polly" Slocum. Polly Slocum was awakened by a dream that her husband was hurt, rode 65 miles to the site of the Battle of Moores Creek (February 27, 1776, about 20 miles north of Wilmington, NC) to find her husband well and the Patriots victorious. But she stayed on the nurse the wounded. The authenticity of this underlying story is not universally accepted. See more »
[Meeting the director for the first time]
Yeah, the script is, uh... very interesting. There are only a couple of things I have a problem with.
Oh, yeah? What are they?
The story, and the dialogue.
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I just saw this on AMC the other day, and thought it was extremely funny! Michael, played by AlanAlda has written an American History which was bought by a Hollywood studio and turned into a movie; but the movie is entirely screwed up; or the battle scenes were screwed up; beautiful Michelle Pffeifer plays the girl friend; Michael Caine steals the show with his pomp and egotism; Lillian Gish plays mom of Alda; and all have a riotous time. It was good to see Gish again; I almost forgot who she was! Not much sense to this but it was fun
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