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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

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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Storyline

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jack Roth: Stuart here's very talented. He wrote a terrific science-fiction thing. Now, the backer I've got. He wants to do a smaller film. Something a little more artistic but I'm not entirely sure he'll go for a script about suicide.
Marvin Landisman: It's not about suicide. It's about an artist's courage. He's driven to kill himself. I won't change that.
Jack Roth: Naturally. I'm not asking you to change it. That's an important element. I found it very moving but maybe it could be handled a little differently.
Stuart Stratland Jr.: For instance, does ...
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Spoofed in The Mistress (1993) See more »

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Brandeburg Concerto no. 16, 1st movement
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Arranged by Lazare
Performed by The Hamburg Chamber Orchestra
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Very Underrated Gem
13 July 2003 | by (Fort Worth, Tx USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that I fervently hope gets rediscovered one day. The performances are top notch, especially Landau as the extremely obseqious producer and Ralph as DeNiro's actress girlfriend. What makes this movie so great is that it understands the need of subtlety in satire, something that is often lacking. This film also says a lot about Hollywood and financing that REALLY hits the mark, maybe a little to close to home for some in the industry.


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