A producer and his accountant discover that an intended flop can make more money than a legitimate play. Entire cast is hysterical in one of Brooks' best films!
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Sondra Locke (best known for co-starring roles in six Clint Eastwood films, such as "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "Bronco Billy") makes her directorial debut and stars in this bittersweet story of an eccentric young woman who becomes involved with a highly unusual young man. A highlight of the 1986 Deauville American Film Festival, Variety calls her "offbeat 'Ratboy'" the revelation of the Festival." Also starring comics Louie Anderson ("Coming to America," "Quicksilver"), Second City's Gerrit Graham ("Now and Again," "This Boy's Life"), John Witherspoon (the "Friday" movies, TV's "The Wayans Bros.") and Robert Townsend ("Undercover Brother," "Hollywood Shuffle").
Sondra Locke makes her directorial debut and stars in this bittersweet story of an eccentric young woman who becomes involved with a highly unusual young man.
Once "King of Broadway", Max Bialystock's talent has dried up. One day when Leo Bloom, his accountant, is auditing his latest flop, Max learns that it's possible to make more money from producing flops than hits. Max persuades Leo to become his partner in the production of the biggest flop of all time : "Springtime for Hitler."
Alec Guinness stars as a mild-mannered transporter of gold bullion who has spent 20 years moving gold bars to banks in an armored truck. Then one day he simply decides to help himself to a million British pounds' worth of the gold, but to pull off the heist he enlists an old friend who sculpts and manufactures paperweights. Once the gold is hijacked, it's molded into souvenir miniatures of the Eiffel Tower and shipped off to Paris. Panic ensues when six of the gold miniatures are mistakenly sold to a group of English school girls.
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