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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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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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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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31 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babka z zakalcem  »

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$36,489,888 (USA)
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The movie starred a number of Oscar nominees and Academy Award Winners. Sally Field had won two Best Actress Oscars for Norma Rae (1979) and Places in the Heart (1984), Whoopi Goldberg had won a Best Supporting Actress for Ghost (1990) and Kevin Kline had won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Cathy Moriarty was a nominee for supporting actress for Raging Bull (1980); Elisabeth Shue and Robert Downey Jr. have also been nominated for Academy Awards after the movie's release. See more »

Goofs

Celeste's footwear changes repeatedly when she and Rose walk outside the building. See more »

Quotes

Celeste Talbert: Why are you here?
Jeffrey Anderson: This is my apartment. I live here. Why are YOU here?
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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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Referenced in Hamlet 2 (2008) See more »

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El sol también se pone
Written by Ludar Felsenstein
Performed by Ludar Felsenstein (as Ludar)
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Best of the Best
25 October 1998 | by (Ithaca, NY) – See all my reviews

It really is a shame that films like this never snag Best Picture nominations, because this one is simply a winner. This is by far the most consistently hilarious comedy I have ever seen. Its screenplay and design are impeccable, not to mention the incredible cast. I can quote this movie for hours on end. Watch it.


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