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With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
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Steven Phillips
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Sarah Little
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Laura Phillips
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Jack Warrick
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Cybill Shepherd
Monica Mikala ...
Julie Phillips
Jamie Alexis ...
Mary Phillips
Marnie Shelton ...
Jennifer
Catherine MacNeal ...
Anne
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Josh Martin
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Lorenzo Lamas
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Jennifer Tilly
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Hal
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Universal Studio Guard
Aude Charles ...
Spielberg Secretary #1
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Spielberg Secretary #2
Gannon Daniels ...
Spielberg Secretary #3
Jennie Ventriss ...
Older Secretary
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Stan Spielberg
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Boy at Sarah's House
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Phyllis
Michelle Crosby Jones ...
Tiffany Saleswoman
Paul C. Jenson ...
Four Seasons Porter
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Four Seasons Assistant Manager
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Four Seasons Hotel Security
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Rob Reiner
Alexandra Kaplan ...
Rob Reiner's Daughter
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Rob Reiner's Son
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Wolfgang Puck
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James Cameron
Jill Tobin ...
Female Attendant
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Martin Scorsese
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European Man
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Bruno
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Dr. Jacobson
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Nurse Rennert
A.J. Orta ...
Boy in Cookie Store
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
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Tiffany Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Albert Brooks

Written by

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Albert Brooks ... (written by) &
Monica Mcgowan Johnson ... (written by) (as Monica Johnson)

Produced by

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Barry M. Berg ... executive producer (as Barry Berg)
Herb Nanas ... producer

Music by

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Elton John

Cinematography by

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Thomas E. Ackerman ... (as Thomas Ackerman)

Film Editing by

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Peter Teschner

Editorial Department

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Matt Friedman ... assistant film editor: lightworks (as Matthew Friedman)
Nina Kawasaki ... first assistant film editor (as Nina Melkonian)
Tamara McDonough ... second assistant editor
Dennis McNeill ... color timer (as Denny McNeill)

Casting By

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Victoria Burrows

Production Design by

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Dina Lipton

Art Direction by

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Marc Dabe

Set Decoration by

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Anne D. McCulley

Costume Design by

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Betsy Cox

Makeup Department

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Linda Arnold ... department head hair
Kathryn Blondell ... hair stylist: Mr. Bridges
Edouard F. Henriques ... makeup artist: Mr. Bridges (as Edouard Henriquez)
Beth Katz ... hair stylist: Ms. MacDowell
Nina Kraft ... makeup department head
Carol A. O'Connell ... makeup artist: Ms. MacDowell (as Carol O'Connell)
Robert Ramos ... hair stylist: Ms. Stone
Tricia Sawyer ... makeup artist: Ms. Stone

Production Management

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Barry M. Berg ... unit production manager (as Barry Berg)
Kevin Landry ... production supervisor (as Kevin E. Landry)
Ninon Tantet ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lisa J. Bloch ... second second assistant director (as Lisa Joi Bloch)
Roberto Gonzales-Rubio ... dga trainee (as Robert Gonzalez-Rubio)
Daniel Silverberg ... first assistant director
Mark Tobey ... second assistant director (as Mark R. Tobey)

Art Department

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Earl F. Betts ... carpenter (as Earl Betts)
Robert J. Carlyle ... construction coordinator
Rich Cline ... swing gang (as Richard Cline)
Richard Crain ... carpenter
Thomas Culberhouse ... carpenter (as Tom Culberhouse)
Brad Curry ... drapery foreman
Glen R. Feldman ... assistant property master
William A. Fobert ... carpenter (as Bill Fobert)
Gerald Gates Jr. ... paint foreman (as Gerald Gates)
Dale Gordon ... propmaker foreman
Gregory Griffith ... swing gang
Randal R. Groves ... carpenter
Timothy Gunther ... carpenter (as Tim Gunther)
Jill Haber ... painter
Robert Hale ... assistant paint foreman
Cliff Kibodeaux ... laborer
Cindy Lasher ... construction medic
Patrick Lozano ... laborer (as Pat Lozano)
Dikran Mahakian ... carpenter
David P. Newell ... on-set dresser (as David Newell)
Christopher S. Nushawg ... set designer
Des O'Regan ... swing gang
Chris Oliver ... food stylist
Gary Stel ... laborer foreman
Dot Stovall ... set dressing coordinator
Cedar Valentine ... art department coordinator (as Cedar McClure)
Rene Vandenberghe ... greensman (as Rene Van Den Berghe)
Amy Vuckovich ... set decorating buyer (as Amy Botefuhr Vuckovich)
Kenneth L. Westcott ... leadperson (as Ken Westcott)
Dean Wilson ... property master
John Zemansky ... assistant property master
Walter Zingelewicz ... stand-by painter
Jennifer Croyle ... art department coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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James Ashwill ... foley mixer
Michael J. Benavente ... supervising sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois ... re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Mike Chock ... dialogue editor
John T. Cucci ... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Dick Hansen ... cable person (as Richard Hansen)
Linda Lew ... foley recordist
Myron Nettinga ... re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Kim H. Ornitz ... sound mixer
Mark Pappas ... foley editor
Jeena M. Phelps ... assistant sound editor
Alison Sanford ... sound re-recordist (as Allison Sanford)
Mychal Smith ... boom operator
John Joseph Thomas ... sound effects editor
Hugo Weng ... dialogue editor
Steve Bartkowicz ... re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Chris Basta ... ADR Mixer (uncredited)
Mark D. Fleming ... sound re-recording mixer: dialogue pre-dubs (uncredited)

Stunts

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Loyd Catlett ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Elizabeth Algieri ... camera loader
Art Bartels ... key rigging grip
Rick Brown ... best boy rigging grip (as Richard Brown)
David Chase ... lamp operator (as Dave Chase)
William Cueto ... lamp operator
Dan Delgado ... gaffer
Jim Duggan ... best boy grip (as James Duggan)
Linda Gacsko ... second assistant camera
Mark Gerasimenko ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Ben Giacometti ... grip
Gregg Guellow ... grip (as Greg Guellow)
Keith Hartley ... rigging lamp operator
Richard Hartley ... rigging gaffer
Loren Hillebrand ... dolly grip
Steven Hiller ... first assistant camera (as Steven V. Hiller)
David Kaiser ... lamp operator (as Dave Kaiser)
George Kallimanis ... grip
Elliott Marks ... still photographer (as Elliot Marks)
Frank Mathews ... best boy electric
Jeff Mathews ... rigging lamp operator
Annie McEveety ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Randy Nolen ... steadicam operator
David L. Parrish ... camera operator
Ted Rhodes ... key grip
Jim Rose ... lamp operator (as James Rose)
Douglas Ryan ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Doug Ryan)
Anthony Sanchez ... grip (as Tony Sanchez)
Dave Tutokey ... best boy rigging electric (as David Tutokey)
Chris Gordon ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Sam Taybi ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Scot Boland ... casting associate
Terri Douglas ... adr voice casting
Charlie Messenger ... extras casting (as Charles Messenger)
Claudine Vacca ... casting assistant
Sonja Lopez ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Katherine D. Connelly ... costumer
Sue Crosby ... costumer: Ms. MacDowell
Oda Groeschel ... costumer: Ms. Stone
Linda Matthews ... costume supervisor
Meg Matthews ... key costumer
Lizz Wolf ... set costumer

Location Management

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Richard Davis Jr. ... location manager
Ross C. Day ... location manager (as Ross Day)
Ken Langworthy ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Geoff Alexander ... conductor (as Geoffrey Alexander) / orchestrator (as Geoffrey Alexander)
Guy Babylon ... music arranger / music producer
Lisa Brown ... music coordinator
Adrian Collee ... music recording studio coordinator
Matt Dunkley ... music copyist
Andy Green ... music recording engineer
Bonnie Greenberg ... music supervisor
Skaila Kanga ... musician: harp
Jill Meyers ... music clearances
Jenny O'Grady ... choir master
Simon Rhodes ... score mixer / score recordist
Michael T. Ryan ... supervising music editor
Tom Stanley ... music recording engineer
Gavyn Wright ... orchestra leader
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Rachel Bolt ... viola (uncredited)
Bruce White ... musician: viola (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Todd Adair ... driver
George Alden ... driver
Cesar Angobaldo ... driver (as Cesar Angebaldo)
Alan Broberg ... driver
Robert C. Cawley ... driver (as Robert Cawley)
Jim Chamberlain ... driver
Craig T. Crowell ... driver
Vic Cuccia ... transportation captain
Daniel Deprest ... driver
John W. Enoch ... driver (as John 'The Doctor' Enoch)
Steve Imbler ... driver
Lee Jennings ... driver
Fred Liberman ... driver: Ms. Stone
Bill Liversage ... driver
Randy Luna ... driver (as Randall Luna)
Kevin McBride ... driver: Ms. MacDowell
Jan Ostermann ... driver
Clarence Rodriguez ... driver (as Clarence 'Chico' Rodriguez)
Theresa M. Roehner ... driver (as Theresa Roehner)
Andy Touchard ... driver
Greg Van Dyke ... driver: Mr. Brooks
Randy White ... transportation coordinator
Dean Winton ... driver (as Robert Dean Winton)
Paul Youds ... driver
Craig Lietzke ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jason Astor ... production assistant
Scott Bates ... production assistant
Dylan Blowen ... production assistant
Deana Bolton ... assistant: Ms. Stone
Peggy Budd-Loa ... on-set medic (as Peggy Budda-Loa R.N.)
Charles Drake ... craft service assistant
Lynn Dubal ... assistant: Ms. Stone
Earl Finn ... stand-in: Mr. Brooks
Molly Fisher ... production secretary
Vanessa Grayson ... stand-in: Ms. MacDowell
A.W. Gryphon ... assistant production coordinator (as Allison Wilke)
Ronald E. Hairston ... craft service (as Ronald Hairston)
Rose Heeter ... stand-in: Ms. Stone
Maureen Jennings ... production associate
Todd M. Lachniet ... production coordinator (as Todd Lachniet)
Derrick Landry ... first assistant production accountant
Kevin Landry ... production controller (as Kevin E. Landry)
Brigette Lester ... assistant: Ms. MacDowell
Andrew Lipschultz ... unit publicist (as Andy Lipschultz)
Dirk Q. Long ... chef
Fran Messer ... assistant: Mr. Nanas
Meredith Murphy ... stand-in: Ms. MacDowell
Roland Murphy ... watches: Mr. Brooks
Bill Oaks ... second assistant production accountant
John Pontrelli ... production assistant
Ira Schreck ... production attorney (as Ira Schreck Esq.)
Hillary Schwartz ... production assistant
Todd Spears ... payroll accountant (as Todd C. Spears)
P.R. Tooke ... script supervisor
Jodi Tripi ... clearance coordinator
Steven E. Wegner ... production accountant (as Steve Wegner)
Jimmy Zelinger ... title designer
Douglas W. McHenry ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Matt Springer ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Betsy Cameron ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him going again on a sure-fire script. However, this is not the limit of her help, she also gets the writer's wife (MacDowell) going on her own bakery enterprise, much to the chagrin of Brooks, who has already had to make many personal sacrifices for his own help. Written by BOB STEBBINS

Plot Keywords
Taglines In Goddess we trust. See more »
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Parents Guide View content advisory »
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Also Known As
  • Hollywood Muse (Japan, English title)
  • La muse (France)
  • Die Muse (Germany)
  • La musa (Spain)
  • La musa (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,926,825, 29 Aug 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia Commenting on Martin Scorsese, who plays himself in one scene, Albert Brooks makes reference to the movie Taxi Driver, in which he played a role. See more »
Goofs They apparently have health department approval, but nobody wears a hairnet or cap while preparing the dough for the cookies. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mickey Blue Eyes/The Adventures of Sebastian Cole/The Muse/Teaching Mrs. Tingle/Cabaret Balkan (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Super Freak See more »
Quotes Sarah: I feel like you're losing your edge.
Steven Phillips: Jesus! I am hearing this from everybody!
Sarah: That's because it's true.
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