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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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Genres:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edy Williams replaced Valerie Perrine in the role of "Heather Darling", and Kenneth Mars replaced the late James Coco in the role of "Reverend Farrell." See more »

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strange film
4 May 2006 | by weghalbertSee all my reviews

This film is so weird, but it does have its "Moments"..although very few in between such long dull stretches. Kenneth Mars, and Downey have a few good moments,as well as Dick Shawn. I could not believe June Lockhart was in this mess, but she was slumming.But the entire movie as a whole is a waste of time.. The plot is great. A Nazi porno movie, but it went so wrong. I think a better director/writer could have had a field day with this premise, but Martin Mull is a minor talent one his small level. A bizarre film and end/swan song to a great talent like Dick Shawn. He deserved better.But in way, he was a really different type of talent, so there you go.


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