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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Stone
Ronnie Liebowitz
Phil Hirsch
Yakimoto Yakimura
Mike Krakower
Nancy Osborne
Rita Karin ...
Linda Carlson ...
Patti Wong (as Kimiko Cazanov)


Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he is forced to take on a very commercial and, he believes, ridiculous movie. Now as he faces the film's release and, he believes, another total flop which will complete his ruin, he meets up with his son and daughter and his former wives (which includes Dyan Cannon) to examine his life and his future. The film examines the turmoil a movie director goes through with a film release. His agent (Jerry Stiller) assures him that he has a hit, while those around him wince (as does the audience) at the thought of the movie within the movie. The movie is "The Pickle", a supposedly social satire where a bunch of super-white kids from Kansas take vegetables into space via a super cucumber and land on an Earth-like planet where everyone lives only on beef and die at age 49. As shown in the excerpts of the film, ... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In every filmmaker's life, there comes a time to look deep inside himself, assess his artistic strengths and weaknesses, and adjust to the demands of his public. For director Harry Stone, that can mean only one thing... it's time to sell out. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

36 horas en Nueva York  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ronnie Liebowitz: Sean and Madonna, together again!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits shown over animated stars.... and a flying pickle. See more »


References The Third Man (1949) See more »


Written by Vernon Lynch, Jr. & Charles Murphy
Performed by K-9 Posse
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Not totally bad...
9 April 2007 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

It's hard to decide what to say about this one. It isn't totally, one hundred percent bad. Although the movie-in-a-movie is unspeakably bad, meant to be campy, but missing by a mile. I'm pretty sure that this is intentional, however. Danny Aiello is perfectly adequate here, and more or less nails his pathetic character. Dyan Cannon was good in a small role. Clotilde Courau was impressive as the latest twenty-something girlfriend. And Linda Carlson had a brave topless scene that she pulled off very well.

So, it's not totally bad, but I don't believe that this one accomplishes its goals. All in all, it's probably worth passing on.

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