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Mistress (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 July 1992 (USA)
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marvin Landisman
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Jack Roth
Vasek Simek ...
Hans (as Vasek C. Simek)
Thomas R. Voth ...
Stagehand
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Stuart Stratland Jr.
Mary Mercier ...
Shelby's Waitress
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Peggy
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George Lieberhof
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Carmine Rasso
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Patricia Riley
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Evan M. Wright
William Rotko ...
Valet (as Bill Rotko)
Dimitri Dimitrov ...
Maitre d'
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Beverly
Chuck Low ...
Benrie
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the film. Gradually, the screenwriter is forced to make changes to his script to accommodate these backers until he finally sees no semblance of his original ideas in the writing. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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The Director Had A Vision. The Producers All Had Girlfriends.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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24 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Hollywood Mistress  »

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$1,102,469 (USA)
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Trivia

Evan Wright's opinions on the script regarding the lack of sex in Marvin's script was inspired by actual conversations that writer-director Barry Primus had with producers while attempting to find a backer for the film. See more »

Quotes

Jack Roth: You know, that script of yours has all the right elements. I mean it's got good characters and a terrific story. I don't know if you agree with me but I think story is the most important element of a script.
Marvin Landisman: Well, yeah. I do agree. Story is very important.
Jack Roth: You know, I liked it so much I re-read it last night after we talked. It was a real pleasure. I mean it's got great parts for actors. It's modern. It's timely. I mean, what the hell more could you ask for?
Marvin Landisman: Well, thanks. I worked hard to get ...
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It`s Not BATMAN 3 That`s For Sure
26 August 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

The info button described MISTRESS as thus " An earnest screenwriter sees his dream mangled in the Hollywood movie machine . Robert DeNiro is a crass moneyman demanding a role for his talentless mistress " Great I thought , this is going to be like THE KING OF COMEDY except it`s set in Hollyloot . Twenty minutes later DeNiro`s still not appeared and I`m aware of one thing

  • info buttons are never right


The info button wasn`t so much wrong but it was rather misleading . DeNiro does indeed play a crass moneyman who is after a role for his mistress but she`s not exactly talentless . The plot mainly revolves around a failed director/screenwriter called Marvin who finds himself having to severly alter his script if he wants it produced , it`s a sort of satire/black comedy on the Hollyloot system of film making and once you get over the initial disappointment of it not being a Scorsese / DeNiro masterpiece it`s an enjoyable film , and one with a lot of scathing truth like a pitch is all down to presentation , casting is down to who the actress is sleeping with and a producer`s vulgarity is only matched by his ignorance . Also watch out for the line " This isn`t BATMAN 3 " which at that time hadn`t been produced yet . I guess someone made BATMAN 3 as a homage to MISTRESS ?


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