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Based on an Untrue Story (1993)

Perfume creator Satin Chow is about to reveal her new designer scent 'Puppy' when she is cruelly struck down by a rare condition called anosmia which robs her of her sense of smell, and ... See full summary »



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Perfume creator Satin Chow is about to reveal her new designer scent 'Puppy' when she is cruelly struck down by a rare condition called anosmia which robs her of her sense of smell, and could even kill her. With time fast running out, she begins a frantic search for the only people who can provide the tissue-donations she desperately needs: her long-lost sisters Couderoy and Velour. Written by Ross Horsley <explodo@hotmail.com>

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It only smells like the good life.




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20 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Basado en una historia irreal  »

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Too Funny For Words!
5 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie when it first aired some odd 10 years ago on FOX. It was made for TV as a spoof on all of those made for TV movies that are based on true life stories. Morgan Fairchild and Dyan Cannon light up the screen with comic relief. Fairchild portrays Satin Chow, a woman who is about to unveil her new scent - Puppy, when she loses her ability to smell anything, except minor scents like GLASS! As time goes on, Satin is informed that she will need a transplant from one of her 2 sisters, or her mother, which she never knew she had. Satin hires a washed up down on his luck private investigator to track down these 3 women for her with only one photograph of her mother, who resembles Crystal Gale, and the 2 of the 3 babies that she is holding in the photo. Ricki Lake portrays Velour, a hardened convict that was "wrongfully" accused of murder(s). Victoria Jackson portrays Corduroy, a former teacher accused of hiring a student to murder her husband, whom she now lives with. There are so many twists and turns including the baby in the recycling bin, a misguided Satin who can NEVER pronounce Detective Caprawolski's name correctly, and a cheating husband that seems to be able to have sex with his clothes on. This movie will have your side hurting from laughter. It IS available on video, but it is VERY hard to find as it was put on moratorium a few years back, but check your video stores, that is where I found my copy for $2.99. Also, check eBay. You're bound to find it on there! :)

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