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Soapdish (1991)

PG-13  |   |  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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31 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babka z zakalcem  »

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$36,489,888 (USA)

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At the time the film was made and released, star Sally Field and Alan Greisman, one of the movie's producers, were married. See more »


Celeste's breakdown and confession play out differently on "Entertainment Tonight" than they did earlier in the movie. A few lines are added in the ET version. See more »


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15 April 2001 | by (iowa) – See all my reviews

It's funny. It's not Arthur Miller or T.S. Elliot, but man this is funny. Kline and Fields are great. (Her toss-off line "God, you are so disGUSting" as she climbs in his window - great! Kline's running into the door after scoping out Teri Hatcher - great too!) Robert Downey Jr. and Kathy Moriarty work together flawlessly - until he finds out who she really is... a soap opera turn if there every was one!

The scene near the end in the chinese dining area had my kids and I rolling on the floor - that scene alone is worth the rental price.

Doesn't solve any world problems or show the seemy underbelly of daytime T.V. (I hope). Just a lot of fun.

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