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Sweet Liberty (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 16 May 1986 (USA)
Michael has written a scholarly 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 »

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Michael has written a scholarly 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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Michael Burgess wrote a book about the American Revolution. Now, Hollywood's come to his town to make a movie of it -- Plunging him into a summer of madness.

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16 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Sweet Liberty - What a Liberty  »

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$14,205,021 (USA)
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Third of six collaborations of actor Alan Alda and producer Martin Bregman. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Gould: Wonderful welcome. Maniacs in tights - Shooting.
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References Match Game 73 (1973) See more »

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SOMETHING SPECIAL (IS GONNA HAPPEN TONIGHT)
Written by Howie Rice and Allan Rich
Performed by Patti La Belle
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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screwy comedy
21 May 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Michael, played by Alan Alda, writes a History of the American Revolution, sells it to a producer, and films it. Alan Aldo wrote the script and produced it. The whole story is screwed up by Hollywood, and altho the oneliners are funny, there is so much confusion, and dissension; too many people involved. If it wasn't for the fine actors Michael Caine, Michele Pfeiffer, and that grand lady of old films Lillian Gish, it wouldn't amount to much. 6/10


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