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Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 1991 (USA)
An ambitious television 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 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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A Deliciously Malicious Comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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31 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Babka z zakalcem  »

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$36,489,888
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There is a moment when Celeste and Rose are walking along the street, and they pass by a place where there is a movie poster for the Gene Wilder film Funny About Love (1990). That film was also released by Paramount, and probably was there, because at the time they shot the scene, that film was soon to be released in theaters, so it happened to be there. See more »

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When Monica Demonico enters the set from the side after Jeffery Anderson re-acquaints himself with Celeste, a hand is visible on the door just after she enters the room. Off to the side, the only person waiting to enter the set is Bolt, Celeste's husband. See more »

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Ariel Maloney: Why, Bolt! I didn't realize you were here.
Bolt: Well... I am.
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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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El sol también se pone
Written by Ludar Felsenstein
Performed 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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