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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All that glitter... All that glamour... All that dirt. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Rose Schwartz (Whoopi Goldberg) reacts to Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty) saying, "I too have an oath, a nurse's oath" with scorn, as though it's completely ridiculous, but nurses do frequently take an oath called the Nightingale Pledge. It's modeled after the Hippocratic Oath sometimes taken by doctors, although neither are required. See more »

Goofs

When Jeffery goes out onto the fire escape to rescue Celeste, he closes the window behind him. It is wide open when Celeste goes inside. See more »

Quotes

Edmund Edwards: She's been through hell, and we're her family. So in this crisis, we have to support her.
Rose Schwartz: Yeah.
Edmund Edwards: We have to love her.
Rose Schwartz: Mmm.
Edmund Edwards: We have to care about her.
Rose Schwartz: Mmm.
Edmund Edwards: And we have to milk it for every drop of publicity we can get.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Plump Fiction (1997) 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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great soap opera comedy!!have fun with it!!
28 September 1999 | by Doc_WhoSee all my reviews

This movie is about a fictional soap opera. It is very fast and funny. To say anything else would ruin the movie. There are several plots and sub plots in the movie. This movie has ensemble cast with today's hottest stars. They all gives over the top performances. This movie is favorite of mine from the year 1991. Soapdish is perfect for fans of either daytime soap opera /or prime time soap opera!!!If you watch soap go check this movie it's hilarious!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soapdish See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,736,380, 2 June 1991

Gross USA:

$36,489,888

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,489,888
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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