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Mistress (1992)

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

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William L. Rotko ...
Valet (as Bill Rotko)
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Robert Wuhl), whose old movie script is read by a producer (Martin Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro, and Eli 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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,146, 9 August 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,102,469
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Evan Wright's (Robert De Niro's) opinions regarding the lack of sex in Marvin's (Robert Wuhl's) script was inspired by real-life conversations that Writer and 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: "So when do we all get to meet your fabulous friend Beverly?"
Evan Wright: "I'll give you her number, I'm not seen with her in public my wife wouldn't like it"
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References Marty (1955) See more »

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Mitch's birthday song
Written by Galt MacDermot
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"Mistress" misfires
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Mistress", a misnomer, tells of a bunch of Hollywood hacks slogging through the process of networking, schmoozing, compromising, and sucking up required to launch a film project. A messy flick with little to offer considering the talent behind it, "Mistress" seems to be trying to make the point that making a film is often about everything but the film...careers, quid pro quos, personal agendas, etc. Unfortunately, "Mistress" is a poorly focused comedy/drama which doesn't work well in either genre. Most likely to be appreciated by people like the IMDB.com users who are not Hollywood insiders but have above average interest in films. (C)


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