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Mistress (1992)

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

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Barry Primus

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Barry Primus (story), Barry Primus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wuhl ... Marvin Landisman
Martin Landau ... Jack Roth
Vasek Simek Vasek Simek ... Hans (as Vasek C. Simek)
Thomas R. Voth Thomas R. Voth ... Stagehand
Jace Alexander ... Stuart Stratland Jr.
Mary Mercier Mary Mercier ... Shelby's Waitress
Tuesday Knight ... Peggy
Eli Wallach ... George Lieberhof
Danny Aiello ... Carmine Rasso
Jean Smart ... Patricia Riley
Robert De Niro ... Evan M. Wright
William L. Rotko ... Valet (as Bill Rotko)
Dimitri Dimitrov Dimitri Dimitrov ... Maitre d'
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Beverly
Chuck Low ... Benrie
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Storyline

A comedy about a screenwriter (Robert Wuhl), whose old movie script is read by a producer (Martin Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro, and Eli 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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Taglines:

The Director Had A Vision. The Producers All Had Girlfriends.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gente de Sunset Boulevard See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,146, 9 August 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,102,469
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Robert De Niro and Danny Aiello appeared in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). See more »

Goofs

The boom mike drops below the frame during the meeting with George and Peggy while Stuart mentions possible changes to the script. See more »

Quotes

Warren Zell: "Life is so beautiful theres always another day"
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Spoofed in The Mistress (1993) See more »

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Out of my hands
Written by Anthony Crawford
Performed by Anthony Crawford
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brilliant and underrated
4 May 1999 | by rupieSee all my reviews

A sadly underrated movie. Hollywood could not have loved it because of the cruelly true things it says about how movies are made, about how a writer's creative vision becomes corrupted and debauched on its way to the screen. That doesn't sound like a setup for a comedy, but a wonderfully dark comedy it is, with some richly witty dialogue. Landau's performance is superb (he is one of the best actors around), and the descent of Wuhl's character from idealistic writer to desperate self-promoter - a sad journey - is made humorous. Wonderful bits by Eli Wallach, Danny Aiello, and all three mistresses.


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