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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

Hollywood Mistress See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,146, 9 August 1992

Gross USA:

$1,102,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,102,469
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Barry Primus had been shopping his script around at different studios for several years before his good friend Robert De Niro agreed to back the film, and take a co-starring role. 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

Evan: Theres no sex in your movie, there has to be more sex.
Marvin: No there is some, it's just not obvious
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References Marty (1955) See more »

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Out of my hands
Written by Anthony Crawford
Performed by Anthony Crawford
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It`s Not BATMAN 3 That`s For Sure
26 August 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

The info button described MISTRESS as thus " An earnest screenwriter sees his dream mangled in the Hollywood movie machine . Robert DeNiro is a crass moneyman demanding a role for his talentless mistress " Great I thought , this is going to be like THE KING OF COMEDY except it`s set in Hollyloot . Twenty minutes later DeNiro`s still not appeared and I`m aware of one thing - info buttons are never right

The info button wasn`t so much wrong but it was rather misleading . DeNiro does indeed play a crass moneyman who is after a role for his mistress but she`s not exactly talentless . The plot mainly revolves around a failed director/screenwriter called Marvin who finds himself having to severly alter his script if he wants it produced , it`s a sort of satire/black comedy on the Hollyloot system of film making and once you get over the initial disappointment of it not being a Scorsese / DeNiro masterpiece it`s an enjoyable film , and one with a lot of scathing truth like a pitch is all down to presentation , casting is down to who the actress is sleeping with and a producer`s vulgarity is only matched by his ignorance . Also watch out for the line " This isn`t BATMAN 3 " which at that time hadn`t been produced yet . I guess someone made BATMAN 3 as a homage to MISTRESS ?


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