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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 »

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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The titles of the films that Italian movie mogul Fabio Longio (Steve Martin) had made were "The Hidden Veil", "I Wake up in Hell", and "Pancho and the Gladiators". See more »

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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 »

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

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Sid and Livia's Wedding
Written by Ira Nepus
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Bottom Rung Grodin
25 November 2007 | by OtherDarylSee all my reviews

This aired on TCM last night, selected by guest programmer/star/screenwriter Charles Grodin. Classic? Hardly! He seems fairly proud of this pic, though, which allows an extremely talented cast to either overplay or underplay to agonizing effect. Director Asher (an Emmy winner for Bewitched) was better in the half hour television format. A complete waste of time. I think it's supposed to satirize the dying Hollywood studio system. It was movies like this that killed it. Pairing Bill Macy and Gilda Radner as a couple? Penny Marshall is credited and we hear her voice, but to my recollection only ever actually see her feet. Tyne Daly stands around with nothing substantive to do but be ticked off.


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