A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of the fighting is D'Amato, the divorce lawyer. He gets to see how far both will go to get rid of the other, and boy do they go far..Written by
The name of the character of Jonathan Rose from Warren Adler's source novel "The War of the Roses" was changed to Oliver Rose (played by Michael Douglas) for this feature film adaptation. See more »
After Barbara runs over Oliver's car, we see a view from the left side of the crushed car. Then, after a shot of the dinner guests followed by a close-up of Barbara in the truck, there is a shot showing the front of the car, with steam suddenly rising from the engine. Since the car was not running, the engine would not have been hot, so there would have been no steam. See more »
[Gavin is talking to a client]
You have some valid reasons for wanting a divorce.
[blows his nose with a handkerchief]
Excuse me. My sinuses are very sensitive to irritants.
[sprays nasal decongestant up his nostrils]
In the past five months, I think I've breathed freely with both sides working maybe a week total.
[pulls a cigarette out of a pack]
I gotta cut this out. It's gonna kill me.
[lights his cigarette]
I hadn't smoked for thirteen years. I kept the last cigarette from my last ...
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