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Mistress (1992)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 July 1992 (USA)
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This self-effacing comedy about film industry blues stars Robert Wuhl and Martin Landau as a writer/producer duo who must deal with the increasingly fickle demands of their film's financiers (Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro and Eli Wallach).

Director:

Barry Primus

Writers:

Barry Primus (story), Barry Primus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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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 Pauline
Eli Wallach ... George Lieberhoff
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 Dumont
Chuck Low ... Bernie (as Chuck Lowe)
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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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Goofs

The boom mike drops below the frame during the meeting with George and Peggy while Stuart mentions possible changes to the script. See more »

Quotes

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

References Mephisto (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Mitch's Birthday Song
Written by Galt MacDermot
[Sung to Mitch at his birthday party by the party attendees]
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Czech

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

Gross USA:

$1,102,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,102,469
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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