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The Pickle (1993)

R
103 min | Comedy, Drama

Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he is forced to take on a very commercial and, he ...See moreHarry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he is forced to take on a very commercial and, he believes, ridiculous movie. Now as he faces the film's release and, he believes, another total flop which will complete his ruin, he meets up with his son and daughter and his former wives (which includes Dyan Cannon) to examine his life and his future. The film examines the turmoil a movie director goes through with a film release. His agent (Jerry Stiller) assures him that he has a hit, while those around him wince (as does the audience) at the thought of the movie within the movie. The movie is "The Pickle", a supposedly social satire where a bunch of super-white kids from Kansas take vegetables into space via a super cucumber and land on an Earth-like planet where everyone lives only on beef and die at age 49. As shown in the excerpts of the film, Little Richard stars as the President of the planet who has 6 months to live, Ally Sheedy heads up the Kansas contingent, and Griffin Dunne is the President's aide who falls in love with Sheedy. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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Stuart H. Pappé (as Stuart Pappé)
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Jim Bissell (as James Bissell)
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$ 84,471
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Apr 30, 1993 (United States)

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Danny Aiello
Harry Stone Harry Stone   See fewer
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Dyan Cannon
Ellen Stone Ellen Stone   See fewer
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Clotilde Courau
Françoise Françoise   See fewer
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Barry Miller
Ronnie Liebowitz Ronnie Liebowitz   See fewer
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Jerry Stiller
Phil Hirsch Phil Hirsch   See fewer
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Chris Penn
Gregory Stone Gregory Stone   See fewer
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Little Richard
President President   See fewer
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Jodi Long
Yakimoto Yakimura Yakimoto Yakimura   See fewer
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Stephen Tobolowsky
Mike Krakower Mike Krakower   See fewer
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Caroline Aaron
Nancy Osborne Nancy Osborne   See fewer
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Rita Karin
Grandmother Grandmother   See fewer
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Linda Carlson
Bernadette Bernadette   See fewer
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Kimiko Gelman
Patti Wong (as Kimiko Cazanov) Patti Wong (as Kimiko Cazanov)   See fewer
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Young Harry Young Harry   See fewer
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Spalding Gray
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Russian Cab Driver Russian Cab Driver   See fewer
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John Rothman
Chauffeur Chauffeur   See fewer
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Jose Martinez Jose Martinez   See fewer
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Young Yetta Young Yetta   See fewer
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Father Father   See fewer
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Irwin Irwin   See fewer
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Little Boy 1945 Little Boy 1945   See fewer
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Farm Boy Farm Boy   See fewer
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4.3 / 10 | 540 votes