6.4/10
5,223
58 user 32 critic

S.O.B. (1981)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 July 1981 (USA)
A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Blake Edwards
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

10 (1979)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston
Darling Lili (1970)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set during World War I, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Jeremy Kemp
That's Life! (1986)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A wealthy yet depressed architect and his sympathetic wife strive to conquer their life issues in anticipation of Harvey Fairchild's (Jack Lemmon's) 60th birthday party.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman
Victor/Victoria (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A woman pretending to be a man impersonating a woman.

Directors: Matthew Diamond, Blake Edwards, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Julie Andrews, Tony Roberts, Michael Nouri
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

During a Caribbean vacation, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian Agent.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A womanizing sculptor named David goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews, Kim Basinger
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sorrowful Jones (Walter Matthau) is a cheap bookie in the 1930s. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her... See full summary »

Director: Walter Bernstein
Stars: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An American Naval Officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas
Star! (1968)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A musical biography of Gertrude Lawrence, who led a hustling and bustling life on the stage.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig
Micki + Maude (1984)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Dudley Moore, Amy Irving, Ann Reinking
Skin Deep (1989)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A womanizing alcoholic writer, whose life seems to be falling apart at the seams, repeatedly finds himself in trouble of one sort or another with the law, ex-girlfriends, and jealous boyfriends.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Andrews ... Sally Miles
William Holden ... Tim Culley
Marisa Berenson ... Mavis
Larry Hagman ... Dick Benson
Robert Loggia ... Herb Maskowitz
Stuart Margolin ... Gary Murdock
Richard Mulligan ... Felix Farmer
Robert Preston ... Dr. Irving Finegarten
Craig Stevens ... Willard
Loretta Swit ... Polly Reed
Robert Vaughn ... David Blackman
Robert Webber ... Ben Coogan
Shelley Winters ... Eva Brown
Jennifer Edwards ... Lila
Rosanna Arquette ... Babs
Edit

Storyline

Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan) is an extremely successful Hollywood producer, whose movies for Capitol Pictures have never lost money, until now, with his latest, most expensive movie to date, "Night Wind", ending up being a major flop. The movie, starring his popular Academy Award winning actress wife, Sally Miles (Dame Julie Andrews), who has a G-rated screen image, almost bankrupts the studio. As such, the studio executives turn on Felix, who want to take over creative control of the movie and re-edit it to lessen the damage. It also turns Felix suicidal, his mental state, which in turn, leads to Sally leaving him and taking their two children with her. As Felix tries and tries again unsuccessfully to kill himself, he finally stumbles upon an idea which gets him out of his depression. He plans to use his and Sally's money to purchase the movie back from the studio, and re-imagine it by adding a few new scenes, to drastically altar it from the G-rated fantasy movie it is, to an ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Once upon a time in Hollywood... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The S.O.B. See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,867,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,867,086
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Third of three movies that Robert Webber made with Blake Edwards. The others being 10 (1979) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978). See more »

Goofs

When the nurse enters the hospital room to give Polly Reed a shot, something falls off the tray she's carrying. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Irving Finegarten: He bought her this boat on their 14th wedding anniversary. They sailed her to Catalina. Sally flew home. I don't think Felix has been on her more than once or twice since then.
Ben Coogan: No wonder Sally wants a divorce.
Dr. Irving Finegarten: Because he bought her a boat?
Ben Coogan: Well, he's only been on her once or twice since!
Dr. Irving Finegarten: On the BOAT!
See more »

Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
(as Happy Birthday Dear Somebody)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
VICIOUS satire on Hollywood
11 November 2013 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Director Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan) directs a kids movie with his wife Sally Miles (Julie Andrews) in it. It bombs and Felix goes crazy. However he thinks he can save the movie by having Sally bare her breasts.

Vicious satire on Hollywood. Writer/director Blake Edwards just lashes out at Hollywood and all its executives. He also got a very talented cast in it--there's William Holden (in his last film), Robert Preston, Larry Hagman, Robert Vaughn, Shelly Winters, Loretta Swit and Robert Webber. They're all enjoying themselves and it rubs off on the audience. They're all good but Holden and Preston are excellent. This is primarily known as the film where Julie Andrews swears AND bares her breasts but it's got more going for it then just shock value. It does derail at the end getting way too dark and morbid but most of the way through it's a lot of fun. This was not a big hit which is too bad but I think it was too cruel for mainstream audiences.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 58 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed