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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.

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Blake Edwards

Writer:

Blake Edwards
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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 Jennifer Edwards ... Lila
Rosanna Arquette ... Babs
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Storyline

Felix Farmer is an extremely successful Hollywood producer, whose movies for Capitol Pictures have never lost money,... until now, with his latest, most expensive film to date, Night Wind, ending up being a major flop. The film, starring his popular Academy Award winning actress wife, Sally Miles, who has a G-rated screen image, almost bankrupts the studio. As such, the studio execs 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 film it is, to an R-rated sex romp, complete with Sally baring her ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama

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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 »

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Gross USA:

$14,867,086
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character that Sally Miles (Julie Andrews) was most famous for was J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan". 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

Ben Coogan: [looking at Felix's corpse with a fishing rod in his hands] What if he catches something?
Dr. Irving Finegarten: [laughs]
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Referenced in Knots Landing: Secrets (1981) See more »

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Overlong and Uneven
20 July 2008 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

In this satirical look at Hollywood, a film producer tries to commit suicide after a big-budget flop, but then decides to reshoot it as porn. It has some very funny moments but runs out of steam long before its excessive running time. It boasts a terrific all-star cast, but Preston steals the film as a wise-cracking doctor. Andrews, playing a wholesome actress not unlike herself, flashes her breasts in an attempt to boost the box office of the reshot film. Mulligan plays her husband, presumably modeled after Edwards. In his final film, Holden plays a hard-drinking, hedonistic director. In a sad irony, the actor drank himself to death months after the film was released.


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