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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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Tawny Miller
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Director Burton White
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Blair Brennan / Bolt
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Fran
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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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star | producer | niece | actress | soap star | See more »

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All that glitter... All that glamour... All that dirt. 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:

Babka z zakalcem  »

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$36,489,888 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Michael Hoffman says in the director's commentary to _Game 6 (2005)_, "I remember when we made Soapdish, I wanted to shoot on [New York's] 47th Street, and they wouldn't even let us shoot on 47th Street, you know, off Times Square. They said they couldn't guarantee your safety." See more »

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A poster in Kevin Kline's dressing room lists him as playing "Willie Loman." The name should be spelled "Willy." The production wasn't that polished to begin with, so it wouldn't be surprising if no one proofread the poster. See more »

Quotes

[an audition]
Betsy Faye Sharon: Very, very good, Mark. And very true. I love what you're doing. I just, I think if we could try it one more time, and this time... I don't know... maybe try one without your shirt.
Mark: Sure.
[Removes it and reviews the script]
Mark: "Will you be having wine with dinner?"
Betsy Faye Sharon: [lustily] I think we've found our waiter!
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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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El sol también se pone
Music by Ludar Felsenstein
Lyrics by Ludar Felsenstein (as Ludar)
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Such an enjoyable film
17 March 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Years ago I did follow a soap on TV. So I was curious about this movie, and I was so rewarded for finding it. It's a marvelous spoof of soaps, with jealousies, the usual actors' insecurities, and all sorts of lovely excesses. But more than anything - an amazing cast and an incredible script. How did someone get all those top-notch actors to play in such a silly sort of movie? And how did this little movie get writers to write the perfect lines? I never hear anyone talk about this movie or even admit hearing of it, but it's marvelous and I highly recommend seeing it. Sometimes I'll throw it on while doing housecleaning, and end up sitting on the couch, watching, laughing and thoroughly enjoying the whole wonderful thing. Many congrats to all who made it.


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