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The Smell of Success (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 January 2009 (USA)
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A comedy about manure salesmen in 1960s heartland America.

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(as Larry Smith)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patrick
... Rosemary Rose
... Thaddeus Young
... Chet Pigford
... Jimmy St. James
... Cleveland Clod
... Agnes May
... Early Dunchamp
... Nelly the Nose
... Agent Chestnut
... Mr. Diehl
... Mr. Rose
... Mrs. Smith (as Aria Alpert)
... Miracle Worker #1
... Mrs. Diehl
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Storyline

When a tragic accident ends the life of Mr. Rose, the genius behind Rose's Manure Company, the livelihood of its loyal fleet of salesmen threatens to go, as they say, into the toilet. Enter estranged daughter Rosemary, a high-class- cosmetics salesgirl, who steps in to take control. She is not sure she has a nose for the family business, but she is determined to make foul into profit. Little does she know that a ruthless, slick-talking fertilizer rep is plotting a takeover. Whether she likes it or not, she must trust her top salesman, Patrick Fitzpatrick, to devise a plan to regain Rose's rightful position on top of the heap. Written by S. Dance

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Don't Hold Your Breath!

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and a drug situation | See all certifications »
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20 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manure  »

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Budget:

$9,600,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Agent Chestnut: [switches on recorder] Agent Chestnut, Federal Trade Commission interview. Please state your full name.
Patrick: Patrick Fitzpatrick.
Agent Chestnut: Mr. Fitzpatrick, were you aware of the financial difficulties at Rose's manure?
Patrick: No.
Agent Chestnut: Really? Because by all accounts and sales records, Mr. Rose considered *you* his Number 2. And you want me to believe Mr. Rose never mentioned it?
Patrick: Never.
Agent Chestnut: Well, you will not be allowed to operate or sell anything until I have competed my investigation.
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Dig a Little Deeper
Written by Kenneth A. Morris
Performed by JD Summer & The Stamps
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nice
10 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

a nice film about a special product. pure hilarious comedy with perfect end, good actors and without great expectations script about competition, revenge, s.h.i.t. and a strange love story. it is easy to enjoy you about a very delicate subject and its fight against miracle. childish in many parts, it could be a good choice for the fans of actors - the metamorphose of character by Tea Leoni is one of seductive details. a film about smells. not ordinaries but useful. about a project and about solutions to a deep crisis. not great. but nice. strange. but seductive for its chaotic solutions. and, maybe, for options for revenge.


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