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The Pickle -- A filmmaker out to save his career must somehow turn a low-budget fiasco into a high-flying hit.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Paul Mazursky (written by)
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Release Date:
30 April 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A bad movie ABOUT a bad movie See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Danny Aiello ... Harry Stone

Dyan Cannon ... Ellen Stone

Clotilde Courau ... Françoise

Shelley Winters ... Yetta
Barry Miller ... Ronnie Liebowitz

Jerry Stiller ... Phil Hirsch

Chris Penn ... Gregory Stone

Little Richard ... President

Jodi Long ... Yakimoto Yakimura

Rebecca Miller ... Carrie

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mike Krakower

Caroline Aaron ... Nancy Osborne
Rita Karin ... Grandmother
Linda Carlson ... Bernadette

Kimiko Gelman ... Patti Wong (as Kimiko Cazanov)

Ally Sheedy ... Molly-Girl / Ally Sheedy

J.D. Daniels ... Young Harry

Spalding Gray ... Doctor

Elya Baskin ... Russian Cab Driver
Michael Greene ... Mission Control Farmer

Robert Cicchini ... Electronics Store Clerk

John Rothman ... Chauffeur

Castulo Guerra ... Jose Martinez
Caris Corfman ... Young Yetta
Arthur Taxier ... Father
Sol Frieder ... Grandfather

Paul Mazursky ... Butch Levine

Michael Shulman ... Young Butch
Brandon Danziger ... Pinnie
Louis Falk ... Irwin
Ben Diskin ... Little Boy 1945

Geoffrey Blake ... Clem
Brent Hinkley ... Farm Boy

Eric Edwards ... Farm Boy

Richmond Arquette ... Farm Boy

Stephen Polk ... Farm Boy
Paul Bates ... Kareem
Marcus Naylor ... Concierge
Joe Pecoraro ... Doorman
Betsy Mazursky ... Pharmacy Clerk

Michael Harris ... David
Anna Maria Clark ... Molly
Caroline Clark ... Molly
Arthur French ... Car Man

Erik King ... Man with Beer

Davenia McFadden ... Woman in Window

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Boy Who Stopped
Sharrieff Pugh ... Boy Who Also Stopped
Billy Jaye ... FX Man
Sergio Premoli ... Alberto
Mark Deakins ... Clapper Boy

Brooke Smith ... 1st A.D.
Chuck Flores ... Drummer
Bob Harrison ... Bassist
Michael Asher ... Piano Player
Andre Philippe ... Mr. Aronowitz

Fyvush Finkel ... Mr. Shacknoff
Nathaniel Katzman ... Uncle Morris
Waldemar Kalinowski ... Crying Man

Twink Caplan ... Crying Woman
Tony Conforti ... Crying Man in Candy Store (as Tony Conferti)
Steve Cody ... Tractor Man
Jill Mazursky ... Tractor Woman
Zeljko Negovetic ... Wagon Driver
Chris Vecchione ... Farm Girl
Randall Wulff ... Adam (as Scott Wulff)
Jacklynn Jill Evans ... Eve
Hap Lawrence ... Gothic Man
Patricia Place ... Gothic Woman

Michael Ashe ... Elegant Man
Tiffany Salerno ... Elegant Woman
Richard Coate ... Plaza Hotel Waiter
Josif Shikhil ... Russian Man Coney Island
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Brennan ... Downtown Man (uncredited)

Griffin Dunne ... Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited)

Dudley Moore ... Dudley Moore as Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited)

Isabella Rossellini ... Planet Cleveland Woman (uncredited)

Donald Trump ... Donald Trump (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Mazursky 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Paul Mazursky (written by)

Produced by
Paul Mazursky .... producer
Patrick McCormick .... executive producer
Stuart H. Pappé .... co-producer (as Stuart Pappé)
 
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart H. Pappé  (as Stuart Pappé)
 
Casting by
Carrie Frazier 
Shani Ginsberg 
 
Production Design by
James D. Bissell  (as James Bissell)
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Burian-Mohr 
 
Set Decoration by
Dorree Cooper 
Beth Kushnick 
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
Wayne Massarelli .... makeup artist: Ms. Canon
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist
Gigi Williams .... makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Patrick McCormick .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henry Bronchtein .... first assistant director
Stella Kim .... dga trainee: New York
Jane Paul .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... construction coordinator
Christopher Amy .... first assistant property master
Mark Bachman .... scenic charge
John Berger .... art director: New York
Guido DeCurtis .... leadman
Majid Falamaki .... assistant art director
David L. Glazer .... property master
 
Sound Department
David Behle .... sound recordist
Patrick Bietz .... sound editor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randall Johnson)
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz .... adr supervisor (as Norman Schwartz)
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
James E. Webb .... production sound mixer
Rosemarie Wheeler .... adr editor
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Martinek .... motion control assistant: Apogee
Hans Metz .... special effects technician
Michael Wood .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Mike Chambers .... visual effects producer
David Stump .... effects director of photography
John Swallow .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Anderberg .... grip
Michael Burke .... gaffer: New York
Bruce Byall .... best boy grip
Tim Collins .... grip
Mitch Dubin .... camera operator
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Nils Johnson .... key video assist: New York
Brett Laumann .... electrical best boy
Steve Mathis .... gaffer
Matthew Morrissey .... assistant camera
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Steve Smith .... key grip
Cleo Terrio .... grip
Patricia Van Over .... first assistant camera (as Pattie Vanover)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
William A. Campbell .... key costumer
Mary Gierczak .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Babak Shokrian .... third assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
George Doering .... musician
Dan Wallin .... music recording engineer
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Tom Briggs .... transportation coordinator
Michael Hyde .... local transportation captain
 
Other crew
Corey Burton .... adr loop group
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Maureen 'Mo' Crutchfield .... first assistant accountant
Anne C. Ford .... assistant accountant
Michelle Morrissey .... production coordinator (as Michelle Weinberg)
Jay Sheveck .... premiere and release
Phil Smith .... animal trainer
Randy Unger .... location manager
Cynthia J. Parker .... key crafts service (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and some language
Runtime:
Spain:103 min | USA:103 min | Argentina:103 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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References The Third Man (1949)See more »
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UnbeatableSee more »

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6 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A bad movie ABOUT a bad movie, 25 October 1999
Author: Ddey65 from United States

A bad movie ABOUT a bad movie. Is that original, or what? If it is, then that's the only good thing about it. The lovely Ally Sheedy couldn't stop this bomb from destroying movie theaters and VCR's everywhere. It should also be noted, that she, and the other actors hired by Danny Aiello's character were billed as themselves, as well as the characters they played in his D-rated film. Calling it a B-rated film, is too much of a compliment, and would lead to delusions of grandeur.

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