A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.
Post-war Berlin is the microcosm of the polarization of West and East; American and Soviet. C.R. MacNamara's Coca-Cola's head of West Berlin operations, His life goes into a spin when he must deal with the visit of Scarlett Hazeltine; the 17yo spoilt daughter of his boss. On the same day Mac hears Mr. & Mrs. Hazeltine will be iarriving in a day, he also learns Scarlett's married Otto Ludwig Piffl, a staunch East German Communist. Mac also learns Scarlett's pregnant, Mac has to get Otto, and turn him into a respectable young man for the soon-to-be arriving boss... and Otto's father-in-law.Written by
While watching "the blonde lady" dance at The Hotel Potemkin, one of the Russians takes off his shoe and bangs on the table with it. The banging eventually causes the photograph of Nikita Khrushchev to fall out of its frame to reveal the picture of Josef Stalin behind it. Khrushchev once famously took off his shoe to bang on the podium during a speech at the United Nations. See more »
When Otto is driving his motorcycle with the balloon attached to the exhaust pipe, the balloon would have popped in a short time from the volume of exhaust gasses. See more »
Any world that can produce the Taj Mahal, William Shakespeare, and Stripe toothpaste can't be all bad.
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In a comment dated 8 July 2009 under the heading "Buyer Beware" the following was said: "The MGM DVD pictured on the IMDb page for this film is a disaster, formatted to fit your screen. Somewhere in heaven Wilder must be shedding tears." The copy I just bought has the widescreen 16X9 enhanced version on one side and the pan-and-scan "full screen" version on the other. If you're seeing the "full screen" version but wish to watch the widescreen version instead, do the following:
1. Eject the disc from your player
2. Remove the disc from the tray
3. Turn the disc over
4. Replace disc in the tray
5. Press "play"
There. That ought to have gotten me past the 10 line IMDb comment requirement
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