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Sweet Liberty (1986)

PG  |   |  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 <>

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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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Release Date:

14 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sweet Liberty - What a Liberty  »

Box Office


$14,205,021 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


[Stanley is trying to check into his hotel]
Stanley Gould: I have to get right to my suite. I'm the writer.
Stuntman: So? I'm the stunt coordinator.
Stanley Gould: So you can fall down later - I have writing that can't wait.
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References Match Game 73 (1973) See more »


Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by 'Johnny Mercer;'
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A classic feel-good film
3 September 2004 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, let me say that Michael Caine is pure genius in this film. His portrayal of a screen-idol that "makes the girls wet their pants" is perfect!

Michelle Pfeiffer's part is a bit 2-dimensional, but she does have her moments. Even Alan Alda is surprisingly good (gee, I had never realized before that he could act!).

Anyway, the film is very light-hearted and easy on the mind. Some good laughs, some nice scenes, etc.

I'd recommend renting this, making a nice disgustingly buttered tub of popcorn, a nice big glass of sugared soda ... sit back and enjoy!

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