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Sweet Liberty (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  14 May 1986 (USA)
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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 »

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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 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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14 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Sweet Liberty - What a Liberty  »

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$14,205,021 (USA)
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Penultimate film of actress Lillian Gish whose first appearance in films had been in 1912 which was about seventy-four years before this movie was made and released. See more »

Quotes

Michael Burgess: [of the screenplay's historical inaccuracies] Tarleton was a vicious ruthless beast! Why would she fall in love with this guy?
Bo Hodges: He's number four at the box office.
Michael Burgess: What?
Bo Hodges: Elliott James is an international star. He comes on the screen in Paris, they wet their pants in Manila. If she *doesn't* fall in love with him, the audience will set fire to the *ushers*.
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References Match Game 73 (1973) See more »

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Hooray for Hollywood
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by 'Johnny Mercer;'
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funnyboner
29 April 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

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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