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Soapdish (1991)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  31 May 1991 (USA)
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An ambitious TV soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

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Celeste Talbert / Maggie
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Montana Moorehead / Nurse Nan
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Lori Craven / Angelique
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Ariel Maloney / Dr. Monica Demonico
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Director Burton White
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Blair Brennan / Bolt
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Fran
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Storyline

Celeste Talbert has been the queen of the soaps for over two decades. Montana Moorehead needs to get her out of her way before she can move on and begins her program to get her to leave. She hires an old boyfriend of Celeste to be on the show and has Celeste become a murderer in the script, but each attempt has unforseen consequences. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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star | producer | niece | soap star | actress | See more »

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A Deliciously Malicious Comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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31 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Soapdish  »

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$36,489,888 (USA)
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Trivia

Rose reacts to Montana saying "I too have an oath....a nurse's oath." with scorn as though it's completely ridiculous, but nurses do frequently take an oath called the Nightingale Pledge. It's modeled after the Hippocratic Oath sometimes taken by doctors, although neither are required. See more »

Goofs

When Celeste goes to Jeffrey's apartment to "rescue" Laurie, she tricks the doorman into telling her that Jeffrey's apartment is 2D. When she leaves, his door clearly says 2A. See more »

Quotes

Rose Schwartz: The guy was killed in an auto accident! I looked it up! He was driving in the Yukon, in a pink convertible, to visit his brother who's an ex-con named Frances, when a tractor trailer comes along and decapitates him. You know what that mean, it means he doesn't have a head. How am I suppose to write for a guy who doesn't have a head? He's got no lips, no vocal cords. What do you want me to do?
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Crazy Credits

Early in the opening credits we see the words "a hamon cheimafflo film". The letters of the two middle words then rearrange themselves, one "o" slipping off the side of the screen, to form the name of director Michael Hoffman. See more »

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Remade as El Fuego Caliente See more »

Soundtracks

El sol también se pone
Music by Ludar Felsenstein
Lyrics by Ludar Felsenstein (as Ludar)
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A crackling sendup of the daytime TV world.
19 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The scene where Sally Field and Whoopi Goldberg go to the mall to revive Sally's flagging spirits is enough reason alone to enjoy this movie, but wait! There's more! This is a crackling good sendup of daytime TV, movie stars on the way down, (and up) and the horrors of love. Robert Downey Jr shows the lighter side of his genius, and Cathy Moriarty is splendid. The dialogue is witty, and the physical humor done with consummate skill. This is a movie that will appeal to those who really enjoy the arts of acting, directing, and writing.


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