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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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The name of the movie the film crew were making was "Sweet Liberty". As such, this film represents an instance where the title of a movie-within-a-movie is also the title of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Faith Healy: [on seeing Michael nearly pick a fight with her co-star Elliott out of jealousy] I think if you have a complaint, you ought to take it up with me.
Michael Burgess: Exactly how far do you take being Mary Slocum?
Faith Healy: How far do you take being an historian?
Michael Burgess: I would stop short of sleeping with George the Third. *Why* would you have anything to do with him?
Faith Healy: Because he's a witty, charming man, and because it helps our scenes.
Michael Burgess: Helps your *scenes*?
Faith Healy: When I look in his eyes now, there's someone there. Do you--do you know what...
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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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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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