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Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 November 1990 (USA)
Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »

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Aunt Julia
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Pedro Carmichael
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Puddler
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Aunt Olga
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Uncle Luke
Jerome Dempsey ...
Sam & Sid
Richard B. Shull ...
Leonard Pando
Paul Austin ...
Donald Loader
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Ted Orson
Crystal Field ...
Josephine Sanders
Jayne Haynes ...
Aunt Hortensia
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Frances Loader
Rob Kramer ...
Jamie
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Faith Hope (as Anna Levine Thomson)
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Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro finds out about this romance, he starts incorporating details of it into the script of his daily drama series. Soon, Martin and Julia are not only hearing about their fictional selves over the radio, but about what they are going to do next. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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2 November 1990 (USA)  »

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$1,794,001 (USA)
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Quotes

Martin Loader: Are they really worth worrying about?
Pedro Carmichael: Yes. It burns... it burns like love.
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The opening credits are read over the radio instead of being shown. See more »


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Uptown Top Table Rap
Written by Wynton Marsalis
Performed by Wynton Marsalis and His Band
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A great performance from Peter Falk

Nothing is more exciting to Pedro Carmichael than "reality impacting." It happens when the radio serial he writes offends Albanians who picket the station and attack the diminutive scenarist in the street, and it happens when a young news writer falls in love with his sexy aunt, a situation bearing similarities to the latest storyline from Carmichael's prolific pen. Reality impacts a little too much for the couple, however, when their words and actions turn up on the radio exactly as they were played out in their lives.

The premise of "Tune in Tomorrow..." is one that could certainly be the springboard for some first-rate comedy and if it had been written by someone as imaginative as the writer portrayed in the film by Peter Falk, it might have been just that. Instead, the movie sputters along, never quite catching fire, except literally at the conclusion when those fed up Albanians bomb the station.

The cast is almost perfect. Almost, you say? Two words: Keanu Reeves. Affecting a less than convincing Southern accent, Reeves is as dull here as he's been in most of his films. Barbara Hershey is fine as his sexy aunt,

and in the strictly imaginary visual reenactments of the radio soap operas, John Larroquete, Buck Henry, Dan Hadeya, Henry Gibson, Peter Gallagher, and Elizabeth McGovern are terrific. The star of this show, however, is Peter Falk who saves "Tune in Tomorrow..." from being a total misfire with a wonderfully eccentric performance. As Carmichael, Falk dresses up as a maid, surgeon, rabbi, fireman, and cardinal, all in an effort to create new characters from a base of reality. Falk rates a solid four stars. The movie only rates two and a half.


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