Mistress (1992)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Marvin Landisman
Jack Roth
Vasek Simek ...
Hans (as Vasek C. Simek)
Thomas R. Voth ...
Stuart Stratland Jr.
Mary Mercier ...
Shelby's Waitress
George Lieberhof
Carmine Rasso
Patricia Riley
Evan M. Wright
William Rotko ...
Valet (as Bill Rotko)
Dimitri Dimitrov ...
Maitre d'
Chuck Low ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Mistress  »

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$1,102,469 (USA)

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Barry Primus had been shopping his script around at different studios for several years before his good friend Robert De Niro agreed to back the film and take a co-starring role. See more »


The boom mike drops below the frame during the meeting with George and Peggy while Stuart mentions possible changes to the script. See more »


Marvin Landisman: [after meeting Stuart] Who the hell does he think he is saying the script isn't finished? I've been working on that script for years. Who the fuck does he think he is?
Jack Roth: He's a little green. He made a mistake.
Marvin Landisman: Jack, as a matter of fact, who the fuck is he? I mean, what has he done? What does he even have to do with this film?
Jack Roth: I thought you knew.
Marvin Landisman: No, I don't. I don't even know why he had to be at this meeting. Jack, who is he?
Jack Roth: You never heard of Stuart Stratland?
Marvin Landisman: Stuart Stratland?
Jack Roth: Two Academy ...
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slow, but great casting!
22 August 2003 | by (Helsingborg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

could be better, could also be worse.. nothing to see if you´re not a fan of Robert de Niro or Martin Landau. I don´t really think Robert Wuhl is such a great actor. He dissapears during the scenes with de Niro and Landau. One reason to see the film is the fabolus scene where Christopher Walken commits suicide after delivering a chilling line. Epic!! well, it was not very bad, but it was nothing new. I prefer "Ed Wood" with Johnny Depp if I wanna see a movie about moviemaking.

** out of *****

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