Synopsis: Two families are unhappy with their respective relationships: first of ambitious businessman Jeffrey Byron and sexually frustrated Marianne and second of repair contractor Lucky Mann and former B-movie actress Phyllis. When Lucky arrives to Byron's apartment to make some minor repair and Marianne becomes obsessed with him, the everyday balance breaks.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Alan Rudolph
Production: Elysian Dreams
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

You know, I was watching you.

You know, I was watching you.

You are he king, my friend.

I'm talking the king.

The boss is gonna bronze your balls.

That feels good, suppose.

I mean it was absolutely awesome.

You got Ornay and Delecom in your


Think we'll be need the car?

Try to wait here.

Mr. Byron, we can still catch

Mr. Kimball in his car.

- Shall I phone?

- Thank you, Helene.

Mr. Kimball on 3, Mr. Byron.

- Hello, Roger.

- Good work, Jeffrey, you've sold Ornay.

Well, let's hope so. We'll know

the 30th. I'm having dinner with him.

- I have complete confidence in you.

- Thank you, have a good trip.

- Bring in the Delecom briefs, Helene.

- Bronze, jell. Platinum!

- Thank you, Helene.

- You're welcome.

- Has my wife phoned?

- No, sir. She has not.

- Could you fix me a Scotch?

- "Yes, of course."

- You look very nice today.

- Thank you, Mr. Byron.

That suit is very becoming.

"You are very nice."

I can feel Jeffrey leaving me.

- No, he'd never divorce you.

- Leave me in other ways.

- It's you, sweetie.

- Think so?

- Lf you were someone else...

- That reminds me.

Do you know of a good handy-man?

We need someone to finish up all

the work around the apartment.

I don't want to call that contractor


- I think he cheated me.

- My mother is using one right now.

- Is he bonded?

- Well, he's older so...

- Yeah.

- Yeah, probably.

I'll buy it.

I'm ovulating.

- I got you a new cigar, Lucky.

- Thanks, Gloria.

- Will you slip it in the tool box?

- Sure.

I'm used to women in lounge clothes.

My wife has more bathrobes than

Miss America.

One thing about your work, you don't

have to wear a tie or anything like that.

Big ties just advertise a man's bad


What about women's clothes.

What do they say?

How a lady shows her breasts in public

tells me all I need to know about her.

You take plumbing and a woman's


They're both unpredictable and

filled with hidden mysteries.

All a man can do is service them

properly... they flow the way they're

designed to.

- Say, Gloria.

- Yeah?

- Come over here.

- Over there?


- I want you to turn me on.

- What?

- Hot water, when I say so.

- Oh!

Okay. Make it wet.

It works.

Just have to caress each curve


Well, cousin Constance, surely you

cannot suppose there is any malice...

...within these walls.

I'm not living here.

You cannot force me.

- Now you know, Constance...

- Hey, babe.

Now you have been in ecstasy. There's

evil behind every stone in this place.

- Odd smell.

- New brand.

- I bet.

- There is no evil in this house, cousin.

- "Only in you."

- What are you watching?

Jack Dana.

Taped it off the late show.

He was much too worthy.

A living thing.

Ain't heard his name in a while.

- How many pictures did you do with him?

- One bad one, one lousy one... even more lousy one,

two really lousy ones.


If you only knew of the agonies

I'm sparing you.

- He ain't much of an actor.

- Ain't is the wrong word.


But you're right,

he wasn't much of an actor.

- He died today.

- We are, you and I are fierce... fine clothes.

- He what?

- The slightest touch...

- What from?

...and we may shatter.

He was allergic to himself.

Well, here...

Give me those feet.

Let's take a look here.

Look, that toe is much bigger

than that toe.

He died a long time ago,

if you ask me.

Just gave up after losing you.

That's what I'd do, babe.

How about fixing the mirror first?


How was work today, Lucky.

Unclog a few tubes?

- Pipes.

- Big difference, I'm sure.

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Alan Rudolph

Alan Steven Rudolph (born December 18, 1943) is an American film director and screenwriter. more…

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