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Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries ... See full summary »

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Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Jay Presson Allen (novel), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali MacGraw ... Bones Burton
Alan King ... Max Herschel
Myrna Loy ... Stella Liberti
Keenan Wynn ... Seymour Berger
Tony Roberts ... Mike Berger
Peter Weller ... Steven Routledge
Sara Truslow Sara Truslow ... Cathy
Judy Kaye ... Baby
Dina Merrill ... Connie Herschel
Joseph Maher ... Dr. Coleson
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ... Stan
Annabel Lukins Annabel Lukins ... New Baby
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Teddy
Michael Gross ... Lothar
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ... Julie Raskin
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Storyline

A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries to stop it, and win her heart again. Written by Orig. by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>, correct by U.N. Owen

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A smashing comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dime lo que quieres See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,086,905
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Alan King had to lose weight in order to play the romantic lead in this film. See more »

Quotes

Max Herschel: Marriage, it's the quintessential deal... just tell me what you want.
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Referenced in Tramp (1980) See more »

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Absolutely first-rate comedy with a first-rate cast.
20 June 2000 | by negevoli-44See all my reviews

This movie became one of my favorites the instant I saw it and I didn't even like Ali MacGraw! But I like her just fine now. This is an absolutely top-notch production from start to finish and the performances are outstanding -- without exception. I mean here you have Alan King, with Keenan Wynn, and Myrna Loy as supporting actors! MacGraw and Peter Weller are very appealing as young lovers and MacGraw gives her perhaps only great performance. She pulls out all the stops in this one and couldn't be better. I just love this movie and can't understand why it wasn't a big hit. Well, I can, actually. It doesn't appeal to immature adolescent boys (including most Hollywood producers).


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