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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 (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
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[after meeting Stuart]
Who the hell does he think he is saying the script isn't finished? I've been working on that script for years. Who the fuck does he think he is?
He's a little green. He made a mistake.
Jack, as a matter of fact, who the fuck is he? I mean, what has he done? What does he even have to do with this film?
I thought you knew.
No, I don't. I don't even know why he had to be at this meeting. Jack, who is he?
You never heard of Stuart Stratland?
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MISTRESS (1992) *** Robert Wuhl, Robert De Niro, Martin Landau, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Danny Aiello, Eli Wallach, Jean Smart, Ernest Brognine (cameo). Bitingly funny satire about a struggling filmmaker wanting to make his dream script facing obstacles by each financial backer wanting their mistress in the film. Christopher Walken and Laurie Metcalf have small roles.
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