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Soapdish -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Robert Harling (story)
Robert Harling (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
31 May 1991 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
All that glitter... All that glamour... All that dirt. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
Hilarious See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sally Field ... Celeste Talbert / Maggie

Kevin Kline ... Jeffrey Anderson / Dr. Rod Randall

Robert Downey Jr. ... David Seton Barnes

Cathy Moriarty ... Montana Moorehead / Nurse Nan

Elisabeth Shue ... Lori Craven / Angelique

Whoopi Goldberg ... Rose Schwartz

Teri Hatcher ... Ariel Maloney / Dr. Monica Demonico

Garry Marshall ... Edmund Edwards

Kathy Najimy ... Tawny Miller
Arne Nannestad ... Director Burton White

Paul Johansson ... Blair Brennan / Bolt

Sheila Kelley ... Fran

Leeza Gibbons ... Leeza Gibbons

John Tesh ... John Tesh

Stephen Nichols ... Stephen Nichols
Tim Choate ... Assistant Director

Carrie Fisher ... Betsy Faye Sharon

Costas Mandylor ... Mark
Cornelia Kiss ... Betsy Faye Sharon's Receptionist
Rob Camilletti ... Actor

Marianne Muellerleile ... Housewife

Mary Pat Gleason ... Housewife

Michael Berkowitz ... Young Autograph Seeker
Amy Nabi ... Woman Shopper
Ivory Ocean ... Bartender

Ben Stein ... Nitwit Executive (as Benjamin Stein)
Barry Kivel ... Nitwit Executive
David Byron ... Nitwit Executive

Willie Garson ... Nitwit Executive

Vince Melocchi ... Production Assistant

Brixton Karnes ... Homeless Extra
Penny Gumeny ... Fan

Wai Ching Ho ... Fan
Mary Thompson Hunt ... Fan

Phil Leeds ... Old Man
Herta Ware ... Old Woman
Dorothy Patterson ... Old Woman

Nico De Silva ... Bus Boy
Armando Molina ... Bus Boy
Gino Lucci ... Bus Driver
Clive Rosengren ... Doorman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Buzz ... New York City Cabbie (uncredited)

Finola Hughes ... All My Trials Actress (uncredited)
Keith E. Lane ... Camera Man (uncredited)

Michael Laurin ... Fan (uncredited)
Jerry Slover ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Hoffman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Harling (story)

Robert Harling (screenplay) and
Andrew Bergman (screenplay)

Produced by
Joel Freeman .... co-producer
Alan Greisman .... producer
Herbert Ross .... executive producer
Aaron Spelling .... producer
Victoria White .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Ueli Steiger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Garth Craven 
 
Casting by
Lora Kennedy 
 
Production Design by
Eugenio Zanetti 
 
Art Direction by
Jim Dultz 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Poll 
 
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller 
Mark Zunino (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist
Alan D'Angerio .... key hair stylist
Michael Germain .... makeup artist (as Perry Michael Germain)
Lee Harman .... makeup artist (as Lee Harmon)
Nadege Schoenfeld .... body makeup artist
Julia L. Walker .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Joel Freeman .... unit production manager
Roger Paradiso .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Hockridge .... first assistant director (as John E. Hockridge)
Joseph J. Kontra .... second assistant director (as Joe Kontra)
Joyce Mayeda-Jones .... second second assistant director
Steve Schottenfeld .... second assistant director (as Steven Schottenfeld)
Diana E. Williams .... trainee assistant director (as Diana Williams)
Jennifer Wilkinson .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Nigel A. Boucher .... lead man (as Nigel Boucher)
Wayne Fisher .... assistant property master
Jerry Fitzpatrick .... construction coordinator
David L. Glazer .... property master
Tony Guastella .... swing gang (as Tony Gaustella)
Rick Heinrichs .... assistant art director (as Richard Heinrichs)
Mike Holowach .... swing gang
Charles R. Lipscomb .... gang boss
Edward A. Mabe .... production painter (as Edward Mabe)
Mike Sasgen .... carpenter
Bruce D. Streetman .... swing gang
Peter A. Tullo .... assistant property master (as Peter Tullo)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
William Apperson .... mill foreman (uncredited)
Phil Roberts .... movie poster illustrator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Whitman .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Christopher Boyes .... foley mixer
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
David DeCoteau .... sound editor (as Richard Chasen)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Juno J. Ellis .... adr editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Stacey A. Foiles .... sound editor (as Stacey Foiles)
Richard Frazell .... assistant sound editor
Clare C. Freeman .... foley editor (as Clare Freeman)
Ray Hannon .... apprentice sound editor
Petur Hliddal .... sound mixer
Ronald Jacobs .... supervising sound editor
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Constance A. Kazmer .... sound editor (as Connie Kazmer)
Hael Kobayashi .... foley editor
Kathleen Korth .... assistant sound editor
Laurel Ladevich .... sound editor
Jack Leahy .... re-recording mixer
Chet Leonard .... cable person
Michael Magill .... sound editor (as Michael D. Magill)
Ric Monzo .... apprentice sound editor
Marnie Moore .... foley artist
Thomas O'Shea .... sound editor
Martha Pike .... sound editor
Claire Sanfilippo .... assistant sound editor
Robert Shoup .... sound editor
David Slusser .... re-recording mixer
Niki Smith .... assistant sound editor
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jeff Watts .... supervising adr editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... sound editor
James Allen .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Larry Oatfield .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Randy Smith .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Matthew Wood .... consultant: SoundDroid (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects assistant
Tony Vandenecker .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunt coordinator: New York
Cindy Folkerson .... utility stunts
Benjamin J. Perry .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... lamp operator
Ismael Araujo Jr. .... grip
Roger Bourse .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Cybulski .... lamp operator
J. Patrick Daily .... first company grip (as John Patrick Daily)
Nathaniel Goodman .... first assistant camera
Jim Grce .... chief lighting technician
Hillary Herman .... lamp operator
Shawn Hise .... second assistant camera
Ed Jackson .... second company grip
Kent H. Jorgensen .... grip (as Kent Jorgensen)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... dolly grip (as Dwight La Vers)
John R. Manocchia .... lamp operator (as John Manocchia)
Chuck Mason .... electrician
J. Steven Matzinger .... film loader (as Steve Matzinger)
Sean McLin .... camera operator
Bruce W. Talamon .... still photographer (as Bruce Talamon)
Steve Venetis .... assistant chief lighting technician
Tom West .... second company grip
Eric Whitehead .... grip
Charles 'Woody' Lang .... pre-rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sara Nemeth .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Gadd .... costumer
James Lapidus .... costume supervisor
Victoria Snow .... costumer
Rachael Stanley .... costume supervisor
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor: New York (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Daniel Craven .... assistant editor
Julie Offer .... apprentice editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Deborah Zeitman .... additional editor
 
Location Management
Robert L. Dohan .... assistant location manager (as Robert Dohan)
Joe O'Har .... location manager
 
Music Department
James B. Campbell .... additional orchestrator (as James Campbell)
Jim Harrison .... supervising music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Alan Silvestri .... orchestrator
Jeff Beal .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Greg Sudmeier .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ed Arter .... transportation coordinator
Scott Buzz .... set production assistant driver
David Menapace .... transportation captain
Gregory Dultz .... driver (uncredited)
Mitch Friedman .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Cindy Lee Arnold .... accounting assistant (as Cindy Arnold)
Michael Bircumshaw .... production assistant
Mark Burnett .... crew: Video Image
Cheryl Burton .... assistant: Mr. Greisman
Cass Coty .... assistant to producers
Melissa Dexter .... choreographer
Jon Djanrelian .... craft service
Melanie Donabedian .... production auditor
James Fred Donelson .... crew: Video Image (as Fred Donelson)
John Downer .... production assistant
Janet L. Earl .... coordinator: Video Image
Marie Elder .... assistant production auditor
Sarajo Frieden .... title designer
Marita Grabiak .... script supervisor
Rhonda C. Gunner .... crew: Video Image
Richard E. Hollander .... crew: Video Image
Renate Kamer .... assistant: Mr. Spelling
Carol Keith .... production office coordinator
Greg Kozikowski .... crew: Video Image
Patti Lewis .... production assistant
Charles A. May .... crew: Video Image
Gregory L. McMurry .... video image
Sara Nemeth .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Heidi Ann Odum .... assistant production office coordinator (as Heidi Odum)
Donna Peterson .... assistant: Mr. Miller
Alan L. Porter .... crew: Video Image (as Alan Porter)
Liz Radley .... video coordinator
Anne S. Reilly .... unit publicist (as Anne Reilly)
John Rhode .... crew: Video Image
Phil Silver .... crew: Video Image
Tracy Singer .... choreographer
Carlos H. Sánchez .... production assistant (as Carlos Sanchez)
Debbie Tieman .... accounting assistant
John C. Wash .... crew: Video Image
Aaron Yarber .... production assistant
Betty Chin .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Frederic Perrin .... caterer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Hoffman described the movie as "mumbo cha-cha soap opera".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Celeste's footwear changes repeatedly when she and Rose walk outside the building.See more »
Quotes:
Jeffrey Anderson:Of course I can kiss her!
Lori Craven:This is ridiculous! I can kiss who I want!
Celeste Talbert:No! You can't! You can't kiss her!
Jeffrey Anderson:Why because she's *your* neice?
Celeste Talbert:[shouts] No, you nitwit! Because she's my daughter! And your daughter.
Lori Craven:What?
Jeffrey Anderson:What are you talking about?
Celeste Talbert:We're her parents! *You* and I!
[sobbing]
Celeste Talbert:We're her Mommy and her Daddy.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hamlet 2 (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
El sol también se poneSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious, 17 September 1998
Author: Red7Eric from Washington, DC

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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