Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he is forced to take on a very commercial and, he believes, ridiculous movie. Now as he faces the film's release and, he believes, another total flop which will complete his ruin, he meets up with his son and daughter and his former wives (which includes Dyan Cannon) to examine his life and his future. The film examines the turmoil a movie director goes through with a film release. His agent (Jerry Stiller) assures him that he has a hit, while those around him wince (as does the audience) at the thought of the movie within the movie. The movie is "The Pickle", a supposedly social satire where a bunch of super-white kids from Kansas take vegetables into space via a super cucumber and land on an Earth-like planet where everyone lives only on beef and die at age 49. As shown in the excerpts of the film, ...
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In every filmmaker's life, there comes a time to look deep inside himself, assess his artistic strengths and weaknesses, and adjust to the demands of his public. For director Harry Stone, that can mean only one thing... it's time to sell out.
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Did You Know?
According to Simon Foster in an article entitled 'Remembering Paul Mazursky' at the 'Screen-Space' website, the studio ''Columbia Pictures deemed his 1993 film industry satire, 'The Pickle', 'unreleasable'.'' See more
Thank God for New York doormen!
Opening credits shown over animated stars.... and a flying pickle. See more
References Citizen Kane
Autumn in New York
Written by Vernon Duke See more
30 April 1993 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $45,570,
2 May 1993
Gross USA: $84,471
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $84,471
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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