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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marvin Landisman
... Jack Roth
Vasek Simek ... Hans (as Vasek C. Simek)
Thomas R. Voth ... Stagehand
... Stuart Stratland Jr.
Mary Mercier ... Shelby's Waitress
... Peggy
... George Lieberhof
... Carmine Rasso
... Patricia Riley
... Evan M. Wright
... Valet (as Bill Rotko)
Dimitri Dimitrov ... Maitre d'
... Beverly
... 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>

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

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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24 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Hollywood Mistress  »

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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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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Martin Landau, Robert De Niro, Ernest Borgnine, and Christopher Walken; and one Oscar nominee: Danny Aiello. 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

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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References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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The kiss
Written by Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado
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"Mistress" misfires
27 July 2002 | by 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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