Ishtar Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 32185

Average Rating: 1.7/4

# of Ratings: 25

Theatrical Release Date: 05/15/1987

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Elaine May

Actors: Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin, Jack Weston, Carol Kane

Plot: A pair of terrible lounge singers wind up in the only place that will have them: a tourist gig at a Moroccan hotel. But little do they realize this one job will lead them to an international conflict between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar and a band of rebels looking to overthrown the regime. -- Chris Kavan

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lastonetoleave - wrote on 08/27/2015

Ishtar (1987) This “comedy” film is about two untalented lounge singers (Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty) who travel to Morocco for a gig and get involved in the possible overthrow of a country. This film cost an incredible amount of money to make as a great deal of it was re-shot after studio executives saw a rough-cut of the film. The biggest problem of this film is Hoffman and Beatty can’t sing and the songs they sing are some of the worst ever written for film, which makes this a tough film to watch. How two Oscar-winning actors ever got involved with this mess of a film would probably make a better film. - See more at:

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Allison - wrote on 11/12/2008

Extremely funny! This film gets way too much flack. I have seen ALL of Elaine May's other films and it is a pity that her brilliant career has come to a halt just because of a (very big) flop.

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