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Soup for One (1982)

R | | Comedy | 30 April 1982 (USA)
When Allan meets Maria he is sure he has found the perfect woman for him but she's not interested. He persists, she relents, they begin dating. Allan then starts to second guess what he thought he wanted.

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Jonathan Kaufer

Writer:

Jonathan Kaufer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saul Rubinek ... Allan
Marcia Strassman ... Maria
Gerrit Graham ... Brian
Teddy Pendergrass ... Night Club Singer
Richard Libertini ... Angelo
Andrea Martin ... Concord Seductress
Mordecai Lawner Mordecai Lawner ... Furniture Salesman
Lewis J. Stadlen ... Allan's Father
Joanna Merlin ... Allan's Mother
Christine Baranski ... Blonde in Bar
Ellen March Ellen March ... Blind Date
Maury Chaykin ... Dr. Wexler
Deborah Offner ... Girl in Neon Bedroom
Michael Jeter ... Mr. Kelp
Anna Deavere Smith ... Deborah
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Storyline

When Allan meets Maria he is sure he has found the perfect woman for him but she's not interested. He persists, she relents, they begin dating. Allan then starts to second guess what he thought he wanted.

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When you're looking for love, you find yourself doing some very funny things.

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Comedy

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Trivia

In the miniseries V The Final Battle, the rebels hide out at an abandoned studio ranch. In one scene film cans labeled "Soup for One" are clearly visible on a shelf behind the actors. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Pass Thru (2020) See more »

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Open Up
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
Performed by Chic
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One of the rare non-musical movies worth watching for its soundtrack only!
31 May 2006 | by preservedprivacySee all my reviews

We knew about Lalo Schiffrin, burt bacharach, Michel legrand, john barry or Laurie johnson et al ... but did you know that super producers/Composers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (aka CHIC) did most of the score of this movie? Today this is highly sought after rare groove (track Soup for One, which also served as a sample for the planetary hit Lady" by Modjo). Evertyhting that BE and NR touched turned into music gold at this time... Makes this average movie actually enjoyable! without this outstanding score I doubt this movie would have ever got that recall. The music clearly makes it twice better. Interestingly enough, BE and NR did not venture too heavily in film production despite their very eclectic approach to music (which made them what they became, later, producing the likes of Madonna or David Bowie, and so many more). That's why this score is so particular. I've also heard that Nile rodgers has produced a track for the last X-men : the last Stand (2006), from his director friend Brett Ratner. this track is being extremely warmly received in the club scene and is supposed to be on the next upcoming Chic album. Can't wait to put my hands on that one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soup for One See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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