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Ishtar [Blu-ray] [1987]

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Release Date:08/06/2013
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 12)

    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




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