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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.

Director:

Michael Hoffman

Writers:

Robert Harling (story), Robert Harling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cathy Moriarty ... Montana Moorehead
Teri Hatcher ... Ariel Maloney
Robert Downey Jr. ... David Barnes
Sally Field ... Celeste Talbert
Paul Johansson ... Bolt
Elisabeth Shue ... Lori Craven
Whoopi Goldberg ... Rose Schwartz
Kevin Kline ... Jeffrey Anderson
Arne Nannestad Arne Nannestad ... Burton White
Tim Choate ... A.D.
Kathy Najimy ... Tawny Miller
Costas Mandylor ... Mark
Cornelia Kiss Cornelia Kiss ... Receptionist
Rob Camilletti Rob Camilletti ... Actor (as Robert Camiletti)
Marianne Muellerleile ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babka z zakalcem See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$36,489,888
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds turned down the lead role, because his then wife, Loni Anderson, told him that the whole of Hollywood would laugh at her, as Reynolds and Sally Field once had a very publicized love affair. See more »

Goofs

When Monica Demonico enters the set from the side after Jeffery Anderson re-acquaints himself with Celeste, a hand is visible on the door just after she enters the room. Off to the side, the only person waiting to enter the set is Bolt, Celeste's husband. See more »

Quotes

[Explaining his proposal for a one-man Hamlet play]
Jeffrey Anderson: See, my - my theory is that all the characters are Hamlet: it's all happening in Hamlet's head. So you only need one actor.
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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 Arrested Development: Queen for a Day (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

El sol también se pone
Written by Ludar Felsenstein
Performed by Ludar Felsenstein (as Ludar)
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Best of the Best
25 October 1998 | by FreyDoggSee all my reviews

It really is a shame that films like this never snag Best Picture nominations, because this one is simply a winner. This is by far the most consistently hilarious comedy I have ever seen. Its screenplay and design are impeccable, not to mention the incredible cast. I can quote this movie for hours on end. Watch it.


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