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Movers & Shakers (1985)

PG | | Comedy | 31 March 1988 (Italy)
Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of ... See full summary »

Director:

William Asher

Writer:

Charles Grodin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Joe Mulholland
Charles Grodin ... Herb Derman
Vincent Gardenia ... Saul Gritz
Tyne Daly ... Nancy Derman
Bill Macy ... Sid Spokane
Gilda Radner ... Livia Machado
Earl Boen ... Marshall
Michael Lerner ... Arnie
Joe Mantell ... Larry
William Prince ... Louis Martin
Nita Talbot ... Dorothy
Sandy Ward ... Doctor
Judah Katz ... Freddie
Peter Marc Jacobson ... Robin (as Peter Marc)
Sam Anderson ... Ray Berg
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Storyline

Joe Mulholland, Head of Production at a Hollywood studio, makes a rather fool-hardy promise to a dying friend. He undertakes to make a major movie using the title - if not the content - of a best-selling sex manual "Love in Sex". Enlisting the help of depressed screenwriter Herb Derman and rather off-centre director Sid Spokane to try and come up with an idea or two, Joe soon wishes he was not one of those people who always try to keep their promises. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreamers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,580, 5 May 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$372,438
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Company Credits

Production Co:

BHC, United Artists See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During development and raising finance the picture was perceived as being an "attack against studios and executives" according to the American Film Institute. See more »

Goofs

The huge prop dinosaur that is mounted on the lawn of the movie studio lot changes position in respect to nearby buildings several times throughout the film. See more »

Connections

Features For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Realty Got to Have You
Written by Ira Nepus
Performed by Deloreze Harnage
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Nothing on Cutting Room Floor
29 May 2002 | by thumper-19See all my reviews

This movie has everything: Inane writing; heavy-handed direction; call-in acting; a voice-over that attempts to tie a series of pointless scenes into a plot line. Someone lacked the courage to say no, no, no. Anything that might have been edited out would have doubtless been better than what was edited in. Student films are better. What's Up Tiger Lily was better. A Woody Woodpecker cartoon is better. A George Burns/Bea Arthur porno would be better.


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