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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 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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All that glitter... All that glamour... All that dirt. 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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During the writers' round table discussion, Edmund Edwards (Garry Marshall) compares his shows ratings to that of "Laguna Beach". This was thirteen years before MTV created a television series called Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004). See more »

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A poster in Kevin Kline's dressing room lists him as playing "Willie Loman." The name should be spelled "Willy." The production wasn't that polished to begin with, so it wouldn't be surprising if no one proofread the poster. See more »

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Jeffrey Anderson: Of course I can kiss her!
Lori Craven: This is ridiculous! I can kiss who I want!
Celeste Talbert: No! You can't! You can't kiss her!
Jeffrey Anderson: Why because she's *your* neice?
Celeste Talbert: [shouts] No, you nitwit! Because she's my daughter! And your daughter.
Lori Craven: What?
Jeffrey Anderson: What are you talking about?
Celeste Talbert: We're her parents! *You* and I!
[sobbing]
Celeste Talbert: We're her Mommy and her Daddy.
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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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El sol también se pone
Written by Ludar Felsenstein
Performed by Ludar Felsenstein (as Ludar)
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Genuinely funny movie
18 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Soapdish may go down as one of the single most under-rated movies ever made.

A stellar, unselfish cast who understood exactly where the movie was going and the roles they played in it. While everyone hammed it up, there was no one-upmanship. Kline showed wit and great physical comedy, Goldberg and Downey knew how to carry on a funny conversation while someone else was talking, I could just go on.

Do not pass this movie by!


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