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Ishtar [Blu-ray] [English] [1987]

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Overall Customer Rating:
3.5
82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 11)

Synopsis

Ishtar
Considered one of the great box-office turkeys of its decade, Ishtar was an attempt by writer/director Elaine May and stars Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty to do a modern-day road picture in the style of the much-loved Bob Hope and Bing Crosby comedy classics. Beatty is Lyle Rogers, a dimwitted songwriter who befriends and partners with Chuck Clarke (Hoffman), who is only slightly more intelligent but every bit as untalented. Together the duo dreams of becoming a big-time lounge act, but their songs, with titles like "That a Lawnmower Can Do All That," are unintentionally hilarious. Chuck becomes suicidal, but just when it seems they'll never strike it rich, the boys are offered a shady gig at a North African hotel, entertaining U.S. troops stationed in the tiny nation of Ishtar. On their way to accept the job, Lyle, Chuck, and their blind camel are sidetracked by a mysterious woman (Isabelle Adjani) and a scheming CIA agent (Charles Grodin), who are involved in a rebellion against the country's emir. The memorable songs crafted by Chuck and Lyle were written by actor and composer Paul Williams. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Warren Beatty
    Warren Beatty - Lyle Rogers
  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman - Chuck Clarke
  • Isabelle Adjani
    Isabelle Adjani - Shirra Assel
  • Charles Grodin
    Charles Grodin - Jim Harrison
  • Jack Weston
    Jack Weston - Marty Freed, Talent Agent

Overall Customer Rating

3.5 (11 Reviews)
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