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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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Tawny Miller
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Director Burton White
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Blair Brennan / Bolt
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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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31 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babka z zakalcem  »

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$36,489,888 (USA)
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During the writers round table discussion, Edmund Edwards (Garry Marshall) compares his shows ratings to that of "Laguna Beach". This was around thirteen years before MTV created an actual television series called Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004). See more »

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When Celeste is in her apartment crying to Rose about Jeff and Laurie, her bangs go from behind her mask to in front of the mask, and back, several times. See more »

Quotes

Ariel Maloney: Why, Bolt! I didn't realize you were here.
Bolt: Well... I am.
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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
Written by Ludar Felsenstein
Performed by Ludar Felsenstein (as Ludar)
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Hilarious
17 September 1998 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I think that this is possibly the funniest movie I have ever seen. Robert Harling's script is near perfect, just check out the "quotes" section; on second thought, just rent the DVD, since it's the delivery that really makes the lines sing.

Sally Field gives a comic, over-the-top performance like you've never seen from her anywhere else, and Kevin Kline is effortlessly hilarious. Robert Downey, Jr. is typically brilliant, and in a very small role, Kathy Najimy is a riot as the beleaguered costumer. I was never much of a fan of Elisabeth Shue, but she's great here as the one *real* person surrounded by a bevy of cartoon characters on the set of "The Sun Also Sets" -- that rumbling you feel beneath you is Hemingway rolling over in his grave. Either that, or he's laughing really hard.

Five stars. Funny, funny, funny.


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