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The Users (1978)

A beautiful girl from a small town with dreams of making it in Hollywood marries an actor whose career is fading, then schemes to get him back into the big time - and her with him.

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Joseph Hardy

Writers:

Dominick Dunne, Joyce Haber (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaclyn Smith ... Elena Scheider
Tony Curtis ... Randy Brent
Red Buttons ... Warren Ambrose
Alan Feinstein ... Marty Lesky
Joan Fontaine ... Grace St. George
John Forsythe ... Reade Jamieson
George Hamilton ... Adam Baker
Darren McGavin ... Henry Waller
Carrie Nye Carrie Nye ... Nancy Baker
Michelle Phillips ... Marina Brent
Michael Baseleon ... Harvey Parkes
John Pleshette ... Kip Nathan
Joanne Linville ... Elena's Mother
Douglas Warner Douglas Warner ... Andrew Lyons
Army Archerd ... Army Archerd
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A beautiful girl from a small town with dreams of making it in Hollywood marries an actor whose career is fading, then schemes to get him back into the big time - and her with him.

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In Hollywood they know how to use people for pleasure and profit. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dalande stjärna See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Not that great years after watching it the first time
30 November 2017 | by rleegray-569-58158See all my reviews

I remember when I first saw this I was high on the love of Charlie's Angels and anything that the actresses from that show did. I thought this was the best thing I had ever seen. And then a few years later I saw it again without the rose colored glasses and was not as enthralled with it.

I have also recently leaned or at least reminded of a lesson I have always known -- often these shows are not as good as the books they are based on. Now the book The Users by Joyce Haber is not the greatest book out there, but it is far better than the mini-series they based on her book. Watching the mini-series and reading the book now it is almost as if they took the names from the book and wrote them a totally different story.

Forget the series and read the book.


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