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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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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 »

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

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Evan: Theres no sex in your movie, there has to be more sex.
Marvin: No there is some, it's just not obvious
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References The Asphalt Jungle (1950) See more »

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These are the things we cannot change
Written by Galt MacDermot and William Dumaresq
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Very Funny! A Great Time Is To Be Had!
3 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mistress is about a screenwriter whose old movie script is read by a producer and the search for financial backers begins. I watched this movie a few days ago, and it certainly had me laughing at it! Mistress is a movie that is very funny, when someone watches it, a great time is to be had! Now why did I like this movie so much? I liked it so much because it is very funny, that's why. In this movie poor Robert Wuhl gets into a lot of bad situations, most of them being bad luck. And a lot of these situations that he gets into are where the laughs are probably the biggest. Granted, this movie is not one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen, nor is it one of the greatest. But nevertheless, this movie is still a great comedy movie that has got quite a lot of laughs in it! There were a few parts in which I was laughing myself silly! I also noticed that this movie has very little votes and reviews, and that's a shame, because it's a fun movie! Sure, it's not an Oscar worthy movie, but still, it is a fun movie to watch for the laughs!

One very familiar face that I saw in this movie was Martin Landau. I was so surprised to see him in this movie, and he was great in it. Martin Landau is great in a lot of things he's in, like North By Northwest and Mission: Impossible. The main reason I wanted to see this movie was because of what it's about, and also, for the fact that it is Robert De Niro in it. I don't like a movie just because it has Robert De Niro in it, there are also other reasons that I like it. Robert De Niro didn't really play that much of a major role in this movie, but whenever he did appear on screen, he was great! Well Robert De Niro is great in just about every single movie that I have seen him in, and I have seen about 3-dozen of his movies. Well a good cast and some good writing add to the fact that this movie is a great comedy. It isn't a masterpiece, but nevertheless, it is a very funny movie that delivers the laughs!

Well all in all, this movie is a very funny movie that is filled with many, many, laughs! Although Robert De Niro didn't appear much in this movie, he still managed to do a very great job with his incredible acting abilities. So anyway, if you haven't watched this movie, then watch it. You should watch it because of the laughs. When you watch this movie, you will be laughing. Who knows, you may even think that this is one of the funniest movies that you have ever seen. This is just my opinion, you can believe whatever you want, but I believe that this is a very funny movie that while not a masterpiece, it is still a funny movie that does what a comedy movie should do, make people laugh. If you want to watch this movie, go ahead and do it, because I certainly had a good time watching it and laughing at it!

10/10


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