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

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

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken starred in The Deer Hunter (1978) and The War with Grandpa (2018). See more »

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

Marvin Landisman: I could have made this film years ago if I wanted to play footsie-wootsie with it but I don't!
Jack Roth: Marvin, we're just talking here.
Marvin Landisman: I knew this was gonna happen. I'm not changing *one* word! I don't *need* to make this film and I don't need your damn turkey sandwich okay? Just... let's just forget it okay?
Jack Roth: Jesus I love your passion. It's so refreshing.
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Written by Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado
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Very Underrated Gem
13 July 2003 | by mikemoto1See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that I fervently hope gets rediscovered one day. The performances are top notch, especially Landau as the extremely obseqious producer and Ralph as DeNiro's actress girlfriend. What makes this movie so great is that it understands the need of subtlety in satire, something that is often lacking. This film also says a lot about Hollywood and financing that REALLY hits the mark, maybe a little to close to home for some in the industry.


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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

Gross USA:

$1,102,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,102,469
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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