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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Celeste Talbert / Maggie
Montana Moorehead / Nurse Nan
Lori Craven / Angelique
Ariel Maloney / Dr. Monica Demonico
Tawny Miller
Arne Nannestad ...
Director Burton White
Blair Brennan / Bolt


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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Release Date:

31 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babka z zakalcem  »

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$36,489,888 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Burt Reynolds turned down the lead role, because his then wife, Loni Anderson, told him that the whole of Hollywood would laugh at her, as Reynolds and Sally Field once had a very publicized love affair. 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 »


David Barnes: So, who dies? It can't be one of the regulars...
Montana Moorehead: Not even Bolt?
David Barnes: Bolt? No, Bolt's gold, especially with that whole impotency thing coming up. One of the extras...
Montana Moorehead: One of the homeless, David, one of the homeless.
David Barnes: That's cruel.
Montana Moorehead: It's very cruel.
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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 »


Referenced in Wogan: Episode dated 14 August 1991 (1991) See more »


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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