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Mistress (1992)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 24 July 1992 (USA)
A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marvin Landisman
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Jack Roth
Vasek Simek ...
Hans (as Vasek C. Simek)
Thomas R. Voth ...
Stagehand
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Stuart Stratland Jr.
Mary Mercier ...
Shelby's Waitress
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Peggy
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George Lieberhof
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Carmine Rasso
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Patricia Riley
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Evan M. Wright
William Rotko ...
Valet (as Bill Rotko)
Dimitri Dimitrov ...
Maitre d'
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Beverly
Chuck Low ...
Benrie
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, 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)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Mistress  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,146 (USA) (9 August 1992)

Gross:

$1,102,469 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Jack Roth: You know, that script of yours has all the right elements. I mean it's got good characters and a terrific story. I don't know if you agree with me but I think story is the most important element of a script.
Marvin Landisman: Well, yeah. I do agree. Story is very important.
Jack Roth: You know, I liked it so much I re-read it last night after we talked. It was a real pleasure. I mean it's got great parts for actors. It's modern. It's timely. I mean, what the hell more could you ask for?
Marvin Landisman: Well, thanks. I worked hard to get ...
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Connections

References Terms of Endearment (1983) See more »

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These are the things we cannot change
Written by Galt MacDermot and William Dumaresq
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Great actors in search of a script
5 January 2001 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Pun intended. This is a comedy about trying to make a movie in Hollywood. There's a screenwriter (Wuhl), desparate to see his long-forgotten masterpiece brought to the screen, a producer (Landau) who hasn't had a hit in 15 years and three wanna-be producers (De Niro, Aiello and Wallach), of varying competence. All of the producers have girlfriends who want to be in the movie. Everyone has complicated lives.

The theme is compromise, and who can and who can't. Some parts of the film are mesmerizing, earning it a seven from me, and others sag. A splendid birthday party serves as the climax of the film but I had no idea of why the birthday boy was being feted.

See it if you like the lead male actors - they're terrific (even if it does remind you that women of the the same age can't find roles as juicy). Otherwise, it's another "ain't Holywood awful" movies.


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