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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 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

MGM initially refused to pay for the picture nor release it, because 'it was not of first-class technical quality' and 'does not reflect the screenplay'. 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

References The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) See more »

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Sid and Livia's Wedding
Written by Ira Nepus
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The film project
31 October 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Most films start with good intentions by all the people involved in its creative process. It's a nightmare for the studio that produces a film like "Movers and Shakers" to watch the project turned into a lemon that no one will ever see. In fact, it was a surprise this showed recently on cable. Based on some of the names involved in it, we decided to take a look. Well, let's assume all the people that participated in it, won't include this experience in their resumes for future jobs within the movie industry.

It's also a puzzle as to why did a talented man of the stature of Walter Matthau ever saw in the possibility of this turkey having any future. For that matter, Charles Grodin, who wrote the screen play, is seen as a writer who hasn't figured out how to do an adaptation of the book the dying studio head wants to be made into a film. It appears that Mr. Grodin was writing about what would be his own role in this ill conceived movie.

Better keep surfing channels until something better is found.


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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

Gross USA:

$372,438

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$372,438
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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