All Genres: Biography, Comedy, Romance
Release Year: 2000
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Japan
Director: Andrew Bergman
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Writing by: Michael Korda – (article)
Paul Rudnick – (screenplay)
Produced by: Alex Barder – associate producer
Mark Gordon – executive producer
Ted Kurdyla – executive producer
Gary Levinsohn – executive producer
Mike Lobell – producer
Cathy Schulman – associate producer
Cast: Bette Midler – Jacqueline Susann
Nathan Lane – Irving Mansfield
Stockard Channing – Florence Maybelle
David Hyde Pierce – Michael Hastings
John Cleese – Henry Marcus
John Larroquette – Maury Manning
Amanda Peet – Debbie
Terrence Ross – Radio actor
Jeffrey Ross – Shecky
Christopher McDonald – Brad Bradburn (as Christopher MacDonald)
Paul Benedict – Prof. Brainiac
Music: Burt Bacharach
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Plot Outline: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann (Bette Midler)…
Plot: An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann (Bette Midler), the famed writer of “The Valley Of The Dolls” and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a successful promoter (Nathan Lane) who becomes her husband. After several failures to place her in commercials and a TV quiz show, he hits upon the idea for her to become a writer. In the pre-60's, her books were looked upon as trash and non-printable. But then the sexual revolution hit and an audience was born for her books. John Cleese co-stars as her flamboyant publisher and David Hyde-Pierce is her initially prim editor that comes to enjoy her exuberance. Stockard Channing also appears as Susan's best friend. The story shows the hidden behind the scenes story of Susan's life, including her autistic son and her continuing bout with cancer that she hid up to her death.
Movie Quotes:“>About a necklace]
Florence Maybelle: If a man ever bought that for me, not only would I have sex with him, but I would ENJOY it!
Crazy Credits: We know about 6 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
In the credits, there is an extended scene about “Minions Anonymous” including Richard Kiel (Jaws from James Bond), Mr. T, and others in the audience.
Goofs: We know about 3 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Anachronisms: Jacqueline Susann watches people waiting in line at the Radio City Music Hall to see Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975). Susann died the year before this movie was released.
Trivia: There are 9 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- CAMEO Don Adams, the voice of Inspector Gadget on TV, provides the voice of Brain (the dog) in the closing credits
- Cameo: [Andy Heyward] one of the creators of the original animated series appears in the film as “Mr. D.I.C.” DIC was the name of the studio that produced the animated series.
- When Gadget talks to Chief Quimby (Dabney Coleman), the Dragnet theme is played. Coleman starred in Dragnet (1987), another film remake of a TV series.