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Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Jay Presson Allen (novel), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali MacGraw ... Bones Burton
Alan King ... Max Herschel
Myrna Loy ... Stella Liberti
Keenan Wynn ... Seymour Berger
Tony Roberts ... Mike Berger
Peter Weller ... Steven Routledge
Sara Truslow Sara Truslow ... Cathy
Judy Kaye ... Baby
Dina Merrill ... Connie Herschel
Joseph Maher ... Dr. Coleson
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ... Stan
Annabel Lukins Annabel Lukins ... New Baby
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Teddy
Michael Gross ... Lothar
Joseph Leon Joseph Leon ... Julie Raskin
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Storyline

A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries to stop it, and win her heart again. Written by Orig. by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>, correct by U.N. Owen

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They're rich. They're in love. They're negotiating. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Tell Me What You Want See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,230, 10 February 1980

Gross USA:

$2,086,905

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,086,905
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

In Berger's Hollywood office, there is a poster for the film ...One Third of a Nation... (1939), which starred the director Sidney Lumet and featured his father Baruch Lumet in a minor role. See more »

Quotes

Max Herschel: Marriage, it's the quintessential deal... just tell me what you want.
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Alternate Versions

CBS edited 11 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »

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Funny caricature
12 December 2002 | by coyote-8See all my reviews

Saw this years ago when it came out. Now seeing it again through older eyes makes it even better. While the relationships depicted are predatory--eat or be eaten--they still have a certain sweetness to them. It's a uniquely well-done commentary on the rich. Fitzgerald was right: they're different.

Can't understand why there's no "memorable quotes" part of this entry.


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