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Ishtar (1987) Movie Information

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Comedy, Adventure





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Elaine May


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





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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 08/27/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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 11/12/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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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