Synopsis: A once-great silent film director, unable to make the transition to the new talkies, lives as a near-hermit in his Hollywood home, making cheap, silent sex films, and suffering in the knowledge of his sexual impotence, and apathetic about the plans to demolish his home to make way for a motorway. His producer and his producer's girlfriend come by to see how he is doing (and to supply heroin to the actress as her payment). The girlfriend stays to watch them filming, and is deeply impressed by his methods. When the actress goes to the bathroom, and dies there of an overdose, the girlfriend takes her place in the film. Then the producer returns...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

You could do it once, you could do it again.

- Could you do it once?

- Yeah.

You're the Boy Wonder, aren't you?

Feel them peels.

Meat. It's all meat in a see-through wrapper.

So you know what you're getting.

Come on, honey, give it a chance.

Put your hand back there, come on.


Just use your fingertips.

There, that's the ticket.

Make it screech.

Grab it soft and slide up and down it.

So you know what's in there?

You remember.

It's warm in there.

How does that feel?

Now slow.

Go up slower. It's getting wet for you.

You make me feel all goosy inside.

This is stupid, you know, really stupid.

You was getting there,

you was really getting there.

Maybe you were getting there.

What's the diff? I was taking you with me.

Don't you know that's how it's done?

Let's forget it. We have a lot of work to do.

You got work to do. All I got to do is

roll over for Rex, the Wonder Dog.

- I'm trying to do you a favor.

- Well, skip it.

Come on, honey, now give it a chance.

I feel something down there. Yeah, I do.

I said we had work to do.

Come on now. Get up.

Look at your arm.

You punched a hole in that arm

the size of a dime.

How am I going to shoot around that?

Jesus Christ.

Will you get over here?

Sit on the bed.

Try to remember what you were

doing yesterday.

Isn't that a caution?

After trying all night to forget.

Okay, come on.

- Look good.

- Try it.


What is it?

Come on. Let's have it.

What you said about my arm.

You shouldn't have said that about my arm

like that.

- Why do you want to make me feel...

- Oh, hey.

Come on. Hey, Harlene.

Hey, you know me.

Here's looking at you.

Here's looking at the two of us.

- That's more like the old Kid.

- Sure, I was just feeling a little morbid...

you know, about old Wally and all.

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John Byrum

John Byrum (born March 14, 1947) is an American film director and writer known for The Razor's Edge, Heart Beat, Duets and Inserts. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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