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Rented Lips (1988)

R | | Comedy | 1 July 1988 (USA)
A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Downey Sr.

Writer:

Martin Mull
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Mull ... Archie Powell
Dick Shawn ... Charlie Slater
Jennifer Tilly ... Mona Lisa
Kenneth Mars ... Reverend Farrell
Robert Downey Jr. ... Wolf Dangler
June Lockhart ... Archie's Mother
Edy Williams ... Heather Darling
Shelley Berman ... Bill Slotnik
Jon-Paul Baumer Jon-Paul Baumer ... Male Porn Star
Mel Welles ... Milo
Karl Bruskotter Karl Bruskotter ... Farrell's Goon
Jack Riley ... Herb the Auditor
Pat McCormick ... Winky
Eileen Brennan ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Michael Horse ... Bobby Leaping Mouse
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Storyline

A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always wanted to. The catch? He must simultaneously direct a porn film. But as he tries to make the porn film, which he turns into a musical called "Halloween in the Barracks," he must deal with a temperamental actor, a fundamentalist preacher, and other obstacles. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Labios de alquiler See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA

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Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Archie's house in the film, is the same from A Christmas Story 1983). See more »

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Very underrated movie...
30 April 2006 | by specialspammailboxSee all my reviews

Very under rated movie. Lots of undercurrents in it. At a PBS station, there is a background speaker announcement saying, "Mr. Sagan, your lights are on." There were several versions of this movie. I saw it on cable and it was very good. Several years later, I rented it and the rental version was much changed from the cable version. I was very disappointed in the rental version, only later realized that several scenes were either missing or changed, and not for the better. Perhaps that's why there are such divergent views on this movie.

This happens quite often and many people are not aware there are several versions of movies. HBO and some of the other movie channels make sure to get the released version, but sometimes there is more than one released version.


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