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Mistress (1992)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 July 1992 (USA)
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 L. Rotko ...
Valet (as Bill Rotko)
Dimitri Dimitrov ...
Maitre d'
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Beverly
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Mistress  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,146 (USA) (9 August 1992)

Gross:

$1,102,469 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the car over heats and pulls to the side of the road, the right side of the car goes up on the road bank. When the men get out, the right side of the car is lower than the left, clearly down in a ditch. 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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References Marty (1955) See more »

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The kiss
Written by Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado
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13 October 1998 | by (Berwyn PA) – See all my reviews

A sophisticated dark Hollywood comedy, IMHO superior to THE PLAYER. The cast is a powerhouse, but Martin Landau is outstanding, as is the black girl who plays Beverly, DeNiro's mistress. I've seen it three times and laughed harder each time. Basically, it's about the woes of a director/scriptwriter (Wuhl)who, upon wannabe producer Landau's urging, tries to pitch his script to three money guys (Wallach, Aiello, DeNiro). He fights unsuccessfully to preserve the integrity of his artistic vision.


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