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Not for Publication (1984)

Tabloid reporter Lois Thornedyke and her photographer Barry Denver stumble upon evidence of a sex scandal, blackmail, and political conspiracy that may involve her love interest Franklyn, the saintly Mayor of New York City.

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Paul Bartel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Allen ... Lois
Don Peoples Don Peoples ... Cy Katz
Catherine Schultz Catherine Schultz ... Maureen
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Jim
Sonia Petrovna ... Angelique
Cork Hubbert ... Odo
Richard Paul ... Troppogrosso
Warrington Winters Warrington Winters ... Doorman
Jeanne Evans Jeanne Evans ... Lois' Mother
J. David Moeller J. David Moeller ... Sean Duffy
Desmond Dhooge Desmond Dhooge ... Elevator Man
Alan Rosenberg ... Bernie
Leslie Lyon Leslie Lyon ... Receptionist
Laurence Luckinbill ... Mayor Franklyn
Randy Moore Randy Moore ... Mayor's PR Man
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Storyline

Lois Thornedyke, the daughter of a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, writes a scandal column for a New York city tabloid. She gets a chance to upgrade her career when she uncovers a conspiracy reaching into city government. Lois and her quirky sidekicks pit naivete against evil... Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1985 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Geheimsache Schweinebacke See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[In a pilotless plane]
Barry Denver: It takes years to get your pilot's license.
Lois: You're taking a crash course!
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Soundtracks

YOU BRING OUT THE BEAST IN ME
Music by John Meyer
Lyrics by John Meyer and Paul Bartel
Performed by Nancy Allen
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Ah, the forgotten films of my youth
28 August 2006 | by rockabilly-1See all my reviews

In this media saturated age, it's hard to remember a time when seeing an oddball film was hard to do. As I dare to share my age I was 17 or 18 when this film first popped up on Cinemax. Growing up in Iowa I read more about cult or pyschotronic movies than I had the chance to see them, so when a Paul Bartel movie showed up on cable it was something to see. I can't say it's a great movie, but it's odd mix of strange and sweet still makes it endearing to me. And hey, any movie that starts out with showgirls packing heat hunting down a sexist producer wins points with me. Plus Nancy Allen (a shame she doesn't get the respect she deserves for the brave work she did in the eighties) and a lot of oddball character actors makes this a fun film to watch for anyone who grew up loving the cult movies, actors, and directors of the seventies and eighties like I did.


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