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Story

Though this movie did decent box-office business, it was never as funny as it should have been or as clever as it thought it was. The film is set behind the scenes at The Sun Also Sets, a soap opera starring Sally Field that is suffering a ratings slump. To lure the audience back, the producers resurrect a dead character, played by Kevin Kline, with whom Field was once a lover of but is now at odds (and helped exile to dinner theater, where he is first glimpsed playing Willy Loman). Written by Andrew Bergman and Robert Harling, the script has its funny moments but never manages to string them together, despite a cast that includes Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty, and Carrie Fisher. --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Selection
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

Cast

Sally FieldCeleste Talbert
Kevin KlineJeffrey Anderson/Dr. Rod Randall
Robert Downey Jr.David Seton Barnes
Cathy MoriartyMontana Moorehead/Nurse Nan
Elisabeth ShueLori Craven/Angelique
Whoopi GoldbergRose Schwartz
Teri HatcherAriel Maloney/Dr. Monica Demonico
Garry MarshallEdmund Edwards
Kathy NajimyTawny Miller
Carrie FisherBetsy Faye Sharon
Costas MandylorMark

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Michael Hoffman
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 96 mins
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 31, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 11, 2001
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