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Ishtar (1987)

PG-13
107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.
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$ 55,000,000
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$ 4,331,817
Gross (USA)
$ 14,375,181
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May 15, 1987 (United States)

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Warren Beatty
Lyle Rogers Lyle Rogers   See fewer
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Dustin Hoffman
Chuck Clarke Chuck Clarke   See fewer
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Isabelle Adjani
Shirra Assel Shirra Assel   See fewer
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Charles Grodin
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Jack Weston
Marty Freed Marty Freed   See fewer
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Carol Kane
Carol Carol   See fewer
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Aharon Ipalé
Emir Yousef Emir Yousef   See fewer
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Fijad Hageb
Abdul (as Fuad Hageb) Abdul (as Fuad Hageb)   See fewer
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David Margulies
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Rose Arrick
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Dorothy Dorothy   See fewer
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Cristine Rose
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Robert V. Girolami
Bartender (as Bob Girolami) Bartender (as Bob Girolami)   See fewer
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Abe Kroll
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Hannah Kroll
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Herb Gardner
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Bill Moor
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Edgar Smith
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Bill Bailey
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Ian Gray
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Fred Melamed
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Warren Clarke
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Arthur Brauss
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Sumar Khan
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Jon Paul Morgan
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Haluk Bilginer
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4.2 / 10 | 9,381 votes