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Movies that ended careers

That Old Feeling was Bette Midler’s highly anticipated follow up to The First Wives Club, but it flopped like a fish. She never regained her momentum after it..

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by Anonymousreply 126April 8, 2024 5:19 AM

You know the one.

by Anonymousreply 1March 31, 2024 11:47 PM

Mommie Dearest

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by Anonymousreply 2March 31, 2024 11:47 PM


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by Anonymousreply 3March 31, 2024 11:49 PM

John Carter - Taylor Kitsch

by Anonymousreply 4March 31, 2024 11:49 PM

Goin' Coconuts -- Donny and Marie Osmond

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by Anonymousreply 5March 31, 2024 11:51 PM

25 million dollars' worth of film and no movie

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by Anonymousreply 6March 31, 2024 11:53 PM

Elizabeth Berkley - Showgirls

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by Anonymousreply 7March 31, 2024 11:54 PM

Fron nowhere to oblivion

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by Anonymousreply 8March 31, 2024 11:55 PM

r7 see r1

by Anonymousreply 9March 31, 2024 11:56 PM

WSS 2021

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by Anonymousreply 10March 31, 2024 11:58 PM

Jill Clayburgh and the tedious stink bomb Luna (1979)

Terribly miscast in the lead role as an incestuous opera diva, I’m sure Jill jumped at the chance to work with Bertolucci but the movie ended up bogged down with unearned pretension and plodding storytelling. No it didn’t end her career overnight but it did nothing to help it. After this it was the very middling It’s My Turn and then basically no longer a prominent leading lady

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by Anonymousreply 11April 1, 2024 12:11 AM

J Low's film career

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by Anonymousreply 12April 1, 2024 12:23 AM

The Color Purple 2023

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by Anonymousreply 13April 1, 2024 12:25 AM

Jill in the R11 poster doesn't even look like that in the film where she has long hair.

by Anonymousreply 14April 1, 2024 12:30 AM

Bobby Deerfield ended Marthe Keller's Hollywood career

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by Anonymousreply 15April 1, 2024 12:32 AM

I think Hanna K ended Jill's A career. Pity as she looks very beautiful in the Israeli locations.

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by Anonymousreply 16April 1, 2024 12:42 AM

The Love Guru = Mike Myers

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by Anonymousreply 17April 1, 2024 1:29 AM

Son of the Mask = Jamie Kennedy

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by Anonymousreply 18April 1, 2024 1:30 AM

Rollerball = Chris Klein

by Anonymousreply 19April 1, 2024 2:42 AM

Michael Beck in Xanadu.

To quote him: "The Warriors opened a lot of doors in film, for me, which Xanadu then closed."

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by Anonymousreply 20April 1, 2024 3:02 AM

Marthe Keller is/was one of the most unappealing and boring “stars” ever… I love 60s/70s cinema so I’ve sat through too many otherwise compelling films that she nearly ruined (Marathon Man and Black Sunday especially). I guess you “had to be there,” but any appeal that she has/had whatsoever is lost on me.

by Anonymousreply 21April 1, 2024 4:08 AM

Madonna in Swept Away.

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by Anonymousreply 22April 1, 2024 4:10 AM

Heather Locklear in The Return Of Swamp Thing

Valerie Bertinelli in C.H.O.M.P.S.

They're both lucky that network TV welcomed them back into the fold.

by Anonymousreply 23April 1, 2024 4:20 AM

r11 I never heard about Luna. There aren't too many incest themed films as far as I know.

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by Anonymousreply 24April 1, 2024 4:21 AM

r23 Much to my surprise (and delight) Conrad Bain also stars in C.H.O.M.P.S. Looks like it might be an amusing watch. Maybe Connie B shows some skin...

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by Anonymousreply 25April 1, 2024 4:27 AM

She’s actually not a bad actress! She’s definitely a character actress if you’ve seen “The Butler” and “Precious” but she definitely is not a leading lady.

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by Anonymousreply 26April 1, 2024 4:31 AM

I wish Carey had made about 5 more movies. She was pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 27April 1, 2024 4:35 AM

This movie kicked off the end of Matt Damon’s movie star career. “The Great Wall”, “Downsizing”, and “Suburbicon” all bombed.

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by Anonymousreply 28April 1, 2024 4:37 AM

Uma Thurman in Motherhood. Either that, or My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

Don't even get me started on Linda Blair and Ron Eldard.

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by Anonymousreply 29April 1, 2024 4:37 AM

R21 Marthe Keller was also in Billy Wilder's Fedora. Not sure you had to be there since her career never took off though I thought she was effective in Black Sunday.

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by Anonymousreply 30April 1, 2024 4:40 AM

Daisy Ridley in The Rise of Skywalker

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by Anonymousreply 31April 1, 2024 4:48 AM

Klinton Spilsbury - "The Lone Ranger."

by Anonymousreply 32April 1, 2024 4:51 AM

Marthe Keller has a reasonably sized supporting role in the 1998 Isabelle Huppert film The School of Flesh.

by Anonymousreply 33April 1, 2024 4:57 AM

It’s pretty surprising Uma Thurman is not more regarded given that Kill Bill 1&2 are some of the most popular movies of the last 50 years, not to mention Pulp Fiction. It remains quite bizarre that Uma did not get nominated for any of them, especially with Harvey in his heyday. Perhaps she’s just not embraced by Hollywood and/or didn’t “play the game” with Harvey at the time.

by Anonymousreply 34April 1, 2024 4:59 AM

R29 - Ron Eldard made two bad choices. He shit his pants in the 1999 The Runner and he played a cross-dressing gay in the 2005 Fathers and Sons.

by Anonymousreply 35April 1, 2024 4:59 AM

Clayburgh turned down Norma Rae to do Luna something she later admitted was a huge mistake. The production was chaotic from the beginning with an unfinished script.

by Anonymousreply 36April 1, 2024 5:06 AM

was Jill too urban for Norma Rae?

by Anonymousreply 37April 1, 2024 5:09 AM

Mia Sara in Legend.

From the mini-series Lace, to the girlfriend of Ferris Bueller, then this tripe and oblivion.

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by Anonymousreply 38April 1, 2024 5:10 AM

Oops, that was Phoebe Cates in Lace. My bad.

by Anonymousreply 39April 1, 2024 5:11 AM

Phoebe Cates married Kevin Kline and retired.

by Anonymousreply 40April 1, 2024 5:13 AM

Some actors don't even need a whole movie to end a career...

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by Anonymousreply 41April 1, 2024 5:30 AM

[quote]was Jill too urban for Norma Rae?

They told her they would reset it in Soho.

by Anonymousreply 42April 1, 2024 5:36 AM

The main reason the A listers turned down Norma Rae was $. The budget was too low. Sally was cheap.

by Anonymousreply 43April 1, 2024 5:40 AM

Eric Roberts in The Coca-Cola Kid.

Warren Beatty in Bulworth.

Sherilyn Fenn in Fatal Instinct.

There's so many more that were building momentum in movies and one bomb sent them back to TV. Now that movies are streaming and are no longer straight-to-video, they're making several crappy movies a year that no one sees. (Mickey Rourke, James Remar, Nicholas Cage,etc.)

by Anonymousreply 44April 1, 2024 5:48 AM

Brandon Routh

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by Anonymousreply 45April 1, 2024 11:08 AM

"Town & Country" ended Warren Beatty's career more than "Bulworth" did, R44. "Town & Country" had a huge budget because the film was reshot several times, and it still ended up being terrible.

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by Anonymousreply 46April 1, 2024 4:08 PM

R46 that POS cost $90M

by Anonymousreply 47April 1, 2024 4:20 PM

Billy Eichner

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by Anonymousreply 48April 2, 2024 1:52 AM

Welcome to Mooseport.

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by Anonymousreply 49April 2, 2024 2:01 AM

r22 No movie ended Madonna's movie career. She never had a movie career.

by Anonymousreply 50April 2, 2024 2:09 AM

Actually, Madonna did have a movie career: Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own, Evita, Desperately Seeking Susan, Body of Evidence, Snake Eyes . . . 2002s Swept Away ended her career

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by Anonymousreply 51April 2, 2024 8:00 AM

Exorcist II -- Linda Blair

As soon as her chubby ass started tap-dancing, it was all over!

by Anonymousreply 52April 2, 2024 8:13 AM

I came to post what R20 did.

Michael Beck was hot shit after The Warriors. After Xanadu, he was unemployable.

by Anonymousreply 53April 2, 2024 8:18 AM

Sorry R51, but Madonna has only ever made sporadic films that were mostly unsuccessful, and her status as a musical juggernaut is what has allowed her to keep trying after every failure.

She only did well in ensemble casts in which her lack of acting talent could be hidden by limiting her onscreen presence (A League Of Their Own, Desperately Seeking Susan, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Blue In The Face), or when her clumsy overacting didn't matter because she basically had to play a caricature (Dick Tracy, Who's That Girl). Every time she's tried to be a serious actress and the majority of the focus was on her, everything turned out to be a disaster.

Also, she's done 14 proper films in a 40-year-long career. That is an embarrassingly limited filmography for "a star".

by Anonymousreply 54April 2, 2024 9:50 AM

^ Just to add, none of those movies made or broke her "career". Madonna's success and/or failure had nothing to do with her movies

by Anonymousreply 55April 2, 2024 9:58 AM

R7 I've never seen so many poles mistreated since World War 2!

by Anonymousreply 56April 2, 2024 10:18 AM

[quote]Sherilyn Fenn in Fatal Instinct.

In 1993, I think it was BOXING HELENA rather than FATAL INSTINCT that ended Sherilyn Fenn's career.

They were both released around the same time in the fall, but HELENA was just too damn weird and creepy and flopped the hardest.

Not to mention, HELENA was a shit show behind the scenes that had bankrupted Kim Basinger, who was originally signed to star but pulled out at the last minute and was taken to court by the filmmakers where she lost and had to pay an exorbitant fine.

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by Anonymousreply 58April 2, 2024 10:33 AM

When I first saw it I wanted Michael Beck in The Warriors to ride my horny twink ass and cum on my face

by Anonymousreply 59April 2, 2024 11:24 AM

The Wiz- Diana Ross. She talked Berry into doing this . Critical flip.

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by Anonymousreply 61April 3, 2024 12:17 AM

Patti Horse face LuPony is the last person to talk about movie killers. Who wants to see Patti on a 70' screen? She could take out her tits and even the horniest imprisoned man would look away.

by Anonymousreply 62April 3, 2024 12:40 AM

I was horrified when Patti took out her udders in Summer Of Sam.

by Anonymousreply 63April 3, 2024 12:55 AM

And the guy playing her husband sucked on her nipples.

by Anonymousreply 64April 3, 2024 1:08 AM

Acting with her fully clothed was tortuous enough!

by Anonymousreply 65April 3, 2024 1:14 AM

[quote]I was horrified when Patti took out her udders in Summer Of Sam.

[quote]And the guy playing her husband sucked on her nipples.

[quote]Acting with her fully clothed was tortuous enough!

Kwitcherbitchin! At least you didn't have to go down on her. I'm still traumatized.

by Anonymousreply 66April 3, 2024 1:17 AM

Summer of Sam was brilliant and would have been a huge hit, but everyone kept asking for refunds after seeing Patti’s tits.

by Anonymousreply 67April 3, 2024 1:48 AM

R57 Yeah, “Fatal Instinct” was the aftermath of what she could get after “Boxing Helena”.

by Anonymousreply 68April 3, 2024 2:17 AM

“Hanging Up” kicked off the end of Meg Ryan’s career. She had a string of flops after that - “Proof of Life”, “ Kate & Leopold”, “In The Cut”, and “Against the Ropes”.

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by Anonymousreply 69April 3, 2024 2:21 AM

Her famous end.

It’s bad when a movie gets A LOT of press and ends up being a huge bomb.

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by Anonymousreply 70April 3, 2024 2:22 AM

R51 what the hell is the Madonna movie "Snake Eyes"?

by Anonymousreply 71April 3, 2024 2:23 AM

Why Matt LeBlanc never really made movies again.

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by Anonymousreply 72April 3, 2024 2:23 AM

This ended him as a leading man.

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by Anonymousreply 73April 3, 2024 2:28 AM

Edward Norton

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by Anonymousreply 74April 3, 2024 2:29 AM

After Star then Darling Lili bombed, Julie Andrews’ film career took a nosedive.

by Anonymousreply 75April 3, 2024 2:30 AM

Elizabeth Berkley

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by Anonymousreply 76April 3, 2024 2:31 AM

Bitches be slipping

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by Anonymousreply 77April 3, 2024 2:40 AM

[quote]“Hanging Up” kicked off the end of Meg Ryan’s career. She had a string of flops after that - “Proof of Life”, “ Kate & Leopold”, “In The Cut”, and “Against the Ropes”.

Not to mention her scandalous affair with the contentious Russell Crowe on the set of PROOF OF LIFE (2000) leading to her divorce from the affable Dennis Quaid, really tarnished her image as "America's Sweetheart."

by Anonymousreply 78April 3, 2024 2:40 AM

R77- THIS is the movie than ended her career.

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by Anonymousreply 79April 3, 2024 2:46 AM

r76 Learn to look at posts before yours

by Anonymousreply 80April 3, 2024 2:48 AM

Any character named "Granny Tapper" has gotta be a rea! hoot.

by Anonymousreply 81April 3, 2024 2:49 AM

Do infomercial count?

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by Anonymousreply 82April 3, 2024 2:50 AM

Yes, and so does "Burlesque."

by Anonymousreply 83April 3, 2024 2:52 AM

What’s Happening?

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by Anonymousreply 84April 3, 2024 2:52 AM

[quote] Do infomercial count?

Yes it do.

by Anonymousreply 85April 3, 2024 2:53 AM

R78 big mistake on Meg's part cheating on Dennis Quaid at the time, because he had just gained a slew of young female rom-com fans via the remake of "The Parent Trap," which was a big hit at the box office and very popular on home video afterward and also launched Lindsay Lohan's once-promising career.

by Anonymousreply 86April 3, 2024 3:03 AM

Miles O’Keeffe, Tarzan, the Ape Man.

by Anonymousreply 87April 3, 2024 3:21 AM

R84- I prefer


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by Anonymousreply 88April 3, 2024 3:31 AM

For a big guy, that Rerun sure could bust a move!!

by Anonymousreply 89April 3, 2024 3:47 AM

Jeanne Tripplehorne - Waterworld. Juilliard was so embarrassed they quietly stopped inviting her to alumni events.

by Anonymousreply 90April 3, 2024 3:59 AM

r35 after watching 'Bastard Out of Carolina' I could never look at Ron Eldard the same way. What a creep he played

by Anonymousreply 91April 3, 2024 4:03 AM

R71 Abel Ferrara's Dangerous Game originally titled Snake Eyes

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by Anonymousreply 92April 3, 2024 7:49 PM

[Quote] Also, she's done 14 proper films in a 40-year-long career. That is an embarrassingly limited filmography for "a star".

R54 compare her to Cher, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton and Olivia Newton John. Madonna was topping the charts and performing to sold out audiences throughout the world while also making films.

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by Anonymousreply 93April 3, 2024 8:12 PM

several flops ended Julia's run: Eat, Pray, Love, Larry Crown, Secret in Their Eyes, Ben Is Back . . .

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by Anonymousreply 94April 3, 2024 8:18 PM

And he never acted in a major motion picture again.

Unless they make another one in his 90s

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by Anonymousreply 96April 3, 2024 8:28 PM

If Looks Could Kill

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by Anonymousreply 97April 7, 2024 8:52 AM

The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

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by Anonymousreply 98April 7, 2024 9:06 AM

Bittersweet Love (1976)

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by Anonymousreply 99April 7, 2024 9:09 AM

George Chakiris and Karen Mossberg

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by Anonymousreply 100April 7, 2024 9:12 AM

Madame X (1966)

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by Anonymousreply 101April 7, 2024 9:13 AM

de Sade

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by Anonymousreply 102April 7, 2024 9:17 AM

Forget Paris

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by Anonymousreply 103April 7, 2024 9:19 AM

Well..it didn't help!

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by Anonymousreply 104April 7, 2024 9:24 AM

R103 - Debra Winger has made films since Forget Paris.

by Anonymousreply 105April 7, 2024 9:41 AM

R105 not successful ones

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by Anonymousreply 107April 7, 2024 8:29 PM

The 1944 Republic Pictures film Three Gobs, a Gal, and a Gangster, starring Helen Lawson, Frank Gorcey, Bud Frangioma, and Betty Jarvis, only ran a week before being pulled. Some say it was because Helen did roller skate spins and wore no undergarments.

It took Miss Lawson two decades to recover her career.

by Anonymousreply 108April 7, 2024 8:41 PM

I don't think Ishtar did anything for Elaine May's directing career.

by Anonymousreply 109April 7, 2024 8:58 PM

What movie(s) made Michael J. Fox go back to doing TV (Spin City)?

by Anonymousreply 110April 7, 2024 9:06 PM

Out in the Dark ended Divine’s career.

by Anonymousreply 111April 7, 2024 9:06 PM

Kansas, and Fresh Horses (and Weekend At Bernie's?) pretty much ended Andrew McCarthy's above-the-title Hollywood career.

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by Anonymousreply 113April 7, 2024 9:18 PM

Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes

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by Anonymousreply 114April 7, 2024 9:18 PM

R114 Joseph even showed his lovely cock in that movie

by Anonymousreply 115April 7, 2024 9:22 PM

Heaven's Gate ended the directing career of Michael Cimino AND bankrupted the studio that financed it.

by Anonymousreply 116April 7, 2024 10:03 PM

Light of Day, Bright Lights, Big City and Casualties of War indicated that few moviegoers were interested in a Michael J. Fox-led or costarring drama, R110. Roughly a half-decade later, Life with Mikey, For Love or Money and Greedy killed off his mass appeal movie comedy prospects.

by Anonymousreply 117April 7, 2024 10:43 PM

[quote]The 1944 Republic Pictures film Three Gobs, a Gal, and a Gangster, starring Helen Lawson, Frank Gorcey, Bud Frangioma, and Betty Jarvis, only ran a week before being pulled. Some say it was because Helen did roller skate spins and wore no undergarments.

It would've been a smash if they'd included Vera Hruba Ralston.

by Anonymousreply 118April 7, 2024 11:42 PM

R116 - no Cimino directed other movies after that.

by Anonymousreply 119April 7, 2024 11:45 PM

R119 I think 99 percent of the people in entertainment on this thread continued to work, but in a greatly diminished capacity. As in their mainstream success and the big money, awards and acclaim were over. HG was supposed to be another Oscar pic for Cimino. He nearly bankrupted the studio to achieve it. But the critics and public hated it. Of course he directed other things, but nothing came close to TDH.

by Anonymousreply 120April 8, 2024 12:46 AM

[Quote] Debra Winger has made films since Forget Paris.

Winger followed up Forget Paris (1995) 6 years later with 2001s Big Bad Love followed by Radio (2003) and Eulogy (2004)

by Anonymousreply 121April 8, 2024 2:55 AM

She is in that AnnE/Jonathan Demme film too about the wedding.

by Anonymousreply 122April 8, 2024 3:00 AM

R122 2008s Rachel Getting Married starring Anne, Bill Irwin and Rosemarie DeWitt!

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by Anonymousreply 123April 8, 2024 3:15 AM

Lost Horizon killed the Burt Bacharach/Hal David collaboration of many years, and ruined producer Ross Hunter, previously an extremely successful producer.

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by Anonymousreply 124April 8, 2024 3:39 AM

Merv lost all respect for Lanie after this.

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by Anonymousreply 125April 8, 2024 3:49 AM

I might be along in this but I really enjoyed That Old Feeling.

by Anonymousreply 126April 8, 2024 5:19 AM
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