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Mistress (1992)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 July 1992 (USA)
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Robert Wuhl), whose old movie script is read by a producer (Martin Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (... See full summary »

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Barry Primus

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wuhl ... Marvin Landisman
Martin Landau ... Jack Roth
Vasek Simek Vasek Simek ... Hans (as Vasek C. Simek)
Thomas R. Voth Thomas R. Voth ... Stagehand
Jace Alexander ... Stuart Stratland Jr.
Mary Mercier Mary Mercier ... Shelby's Waitress
Tuesday Knight ... Peggy
Eli Wallach ... George Lieberhof
Danny Aiello ... Carmine Rasso
Jean Smart ... Patricia Riley
Robert De Niro ... Evan M. Wright
William L. Rotko ... Valet (as Bill Rotko)
Dimitri Dimitrov Dimitri Dimitrov ... Maitre d'
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Beverly
Chuck Low ... Benrie
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Storyline

A comedy about a screenwriter (Robert Wuhl), whose old movie script is read by a producer (Martin Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro, and Eli Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the film. Gradually, the screenwriter is forced to make changes to his script to accommodate these backers, until he finally sees no semblance of his original ideas in the writing. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Director Had A Vision. The Producers All Had Girlfriends.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Mistress See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,146, 9 August 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,102,469
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert De Niro and Danny Aiello appeared in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). See more »

Goofs

When the car over heats and pulls to the side of the road, the right side of the car goes up on the road bank. When the men get out, the right side of the car is lower than the left, clearly down in a ditch. See more »

Quotes

Stuart Stratland Jr.: Marvin, they're only making it to put their girlfriends in it!
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Connections

References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandeburg Concerto no. 16, 1st movement
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Lazare
Performed by The Hamburg Chamber Orchestra
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"Mistress" misfires
27 July 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Mistress", a misnomer, tells of a bunch of Hollywood hacks slogging through the process of networking, schmoozing, compromising, and sucking up required to launch a film project. A messy flick with little to offer considering the talent behind it, "Mistress" seems to be trying to make the point that making a film is often about everything but the film...careers, quid pro quos, personal agendas, etc. Unfortunately, "Mistress" is a poorly focused comedy/drama which doesn't work well in either genre. Most likely to be appreciated by people like the IMDB.com users who are not Hollywood insiders but have above average interest in films. (C)


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