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The Pickle (1993)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 30 April 1993 (USA)
Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Stone
... Ellen Stone
... Françoise
... Yetta
... Ronnie Liebowitz
... Phil Hirsch
... Gregory Stone
... President
... Yakimoto Yakimura
... Carrie
... Mike Krakower
... Nancy Osborne
Rita Karin ... Grandmother
Linda Carlson ... Bernadette
Kimiko Gelman ... Patti Wong (as Kimiko Cazanov)
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Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he is forced to take on a very commercial and, he believes, ridiculous movie. Now as he faces the film's release and, he believes, another total flop which will complete his ruin, he meets up with his son and daughter and his former wives (which includes Dyan Cannon) to examine his life and his future. The film examines the turmoil a movie director goes through with a film release. His agent (Jerry Stiller) assures him that he has a hit, while those around him wince (as does the audience) at the thought of the movie within the movie. The movie is "The Pickle", a supposedly social satire where a bunch of super-white kids from Kansas take vegetables into space via a super cucumber and land on an Earth-like planet where everyone lives only on beef and die at age 49. As shown in the excerpts of the film, ... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In every filmmaker's life, there comes a time to look deep inside himself, assess his artistic strengths and weaknesses, and adjust to the demands of his public. For director Harry Stone, that can mean only one thing... it's time to sell out. See more »

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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30 April 1993 (USA)  »

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36 horas en Nueva York  »

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$84,471
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The telephone number to order the Cleveland Bible is 1-800-Bible... which doesn't seem like enough numbers to dial.. although it does take place in another universe, so who's to say. See more »

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Ellen Stone: Just remember, this is a mercy f***.
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Opening credits shown over animated stars.... and a flying pickle. See more »

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Features The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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Good Morning Heartache
Written by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake & Dan Fisher
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A bad movie ABOUT a bad movie
25 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

A bad movie ABOUT a bad movie. Is that original, or what? If it is, then that's the only good thing about it. The lovely Ally Sheedy couldn't stop this bomb from destroying movie theaters and VCR's everywhere. It should also be noted, that she, and the other actors hired by Danny Aiello's character were billed as themselves, as well as the characters they played in his D-rated film. Calling it a B-rated film, is too much of a compliment, and would lead to delusions of grandeur.


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