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Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 1991 (USA)
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An ambitious television soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Montana Moorehead
... Ariel Maloney
... David Barnes
... Celeste Talbert
... Bolt
... Lori Craven
... Rose Schwartz
... Jeffrey Anderson
Arne Nannestad ... Burton White
... A.D.
... Tawny Miller
... Mark
Cornelia Kiss ... Receptionist
Rob Camilletti ... Actor (as Robert Camiletti)
... Housewife
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Storyline

Celeste Talbert has been the queen of the soaps for over two decades. Montana Moorehead needs to get her out of her way before she can move on and begins her program to get her to leave. She hires an old boyfriend of Celeste to be on the show and has Celeste become a murderer in the script, but each attempt has unforseen consequences. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A Deliciously Malicious Comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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31 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babka z zakalcem  »

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$36,489,888
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Ben Stein: As a nitwit executive, billed as "Benjamin Stein". See more »

Goofs

Celeste's breakdown and confession play out differently on "Entertainment Tonight" than they did earlier in the movie. A few lines are added in the ET version. See more »

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Rose Schwartz: You know, I'd think you were acting, but you've never been this good.
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Crazy Credits

Early in the opening credits we see the words "a hamon cheimafflo film". The letters of the two middle words then rearrange themselves, one "o" slipping off the side of the screen, to form the name of director Michael Hoffman. See more »

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Referenced in Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) See more »

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El sol también se pone
Written by Ludar Felsenstein
Performed by Ludar Felsenstein (as Ludar)
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Such an enjoyable film
17 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Years ago I did follow a soap on TV. So I was curious about this movie, and I was so rewarded for finding it. It's a marvelous spoof of soaps, with jealousies, the usual actors' insecurities, and all sorts of lovely excesses. But more than anything - an amazing cast and an incredible script. How did someone get all those top-notch actors to play in such a silly sort of movie? And how did this little movie get writers to write the perfect lines? I never hear anyone talk about this movie or even admit hearing of it, but it's marvelous and I highly recommend seeing it. Sometimes I'll throw it on while doing housecleaning, and end up sitting on the couch, watching, laughing and thoroughly enjoying the whole wonderful thing. Many congrats to all who made it.


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