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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bones Burton
... Max Herschel
... Stella Liberti
... Seymour Berger
... Mike Berger
... Steven Routledge
Sara Truslow ... Cathy
... Baby
... Connie Herschel
... Dr. Coleson
John Walter Davis ... Stan
Annabel Lukins ... New Baby
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Teddy
... Lothar
Joseph Leon ... Julie Raskin
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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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18 January 1980 (USA)  »

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Dime lo que quieres  »

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$2,086,905
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Michael Gross' movie debut. See more »

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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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A well-done romantic comedy
19 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this movie several times, and the interplay between Alan King and Ali McGraw never fails to make me smile. There is no confusion as to which genre this movie was meant to be or in how it turned out. It's clearly a romantic comedy, and a funny one. Some younger viewers may have a hard time understanding the humor, because none of it involves body fluids, toilet humor, eating disgusting things or other gross-outs. We know that love and war are sometimes the same thing. This time, it's business, too!

King shines as a hard-nosed business tycoon who is romantically involved with his executive assistant, Bones (McGraw). He likes the informal arrangement just fine, but Bones is to the point where she either wants marriage or to move on. When she seems to fall for a young writer and moves in with him, it's not clear if she is truly in love with him, or if she is using him as leverage to make King jealous enough to propose. King, of course, retaliates. The war between the two, using under-handed business tactics is very funny, with each trying to top the other. The winner can either move on in triumph or dictate the terms of their reconciliation. King is probably best known for his stand-up comedy, but this movie shows him to be a fine comedic actor as well.


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