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Dreyfuss plays a character referred to in the film as the `Boy Wonder', a once prominent silent film director and rising star in the industry, one who quickly found himself out of a job once `talkies' made the scene, apparently unable to make the transition. He now spends his days reclusively rambling about his spacious house in his bathrobe (the plumbing is on the fritz, in both the house and the man), drinking himself silly (he's got a real problem with the booze...he can't get enough!), and shooting stag films. We soon meet one of the `stars' of his current project, a faded flower named Harlene (Cartwright), a hophead who once had a promising career in `real' films, but has since found herself relegated to waitress gigs and performing the horizontal mambo before the cameras. After a little give and take between the pair, the male lead shows up, aptly known as Rex, the Wonder Dog (Davies), a gawky, brain dead stud with aspirations of greatness, and the shooting commences.Read more ›
The first time I saw this movie was in the summer of 1976. I was 19, and traveling across the country on my own, for the first time. I stayed overnight in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and decided to see my first X-rated movie in the local theater. Merely expecting a tawdry porno film, I was surprised and amazed at what I saw. I was treated to a wonderful story with great actors (Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper, Bob Hoskins, Veronica Cartwright and Steven Davies), witty dialogue, and a very intriguing premise that captivated my interest for the entire length of the film. I found this study of a morning in the life of an ex-Boy Wonder film director in his decline to be a fascinating tale, and all the details that are evident in both the writing of the story and it's production really help to make this movie an excellent piece of work. I walked out of the theater thinking, "wow, that was really a damn good movie!"
For many years afterward, I wished I could see it again, but never did. Recently, on a whim, I searched for it here on Amazon.com, and was thrilled to find that it had been released on DVD. I bought it immediately, while it was still available.Read more ›
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Not for the Faint-hearted or the Politically Correct....Another 70's cult-treasure true cinephiles should check out...Published 7 months ago by Matthew Brickman
Condition was new. It was one of the most different roles ever by Dreyfuss and Bob Hopkins. I saw the movie when it came out years ago and am keeping it in my DVD collection.Published 16 months ago by Jay Langhammer
It is not often that you get to see a true Hollywood star have so much fun. This single scene drama sounds pale in comparison to today's big budget blockbusters, no car chases, no... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Missouri Wade
Inserts (John Byrum, 1974)
Neither the onscreen credits, either main or close, nor IMDB mentions whether John Byrum's Inserts is based on a play. Read more
I call it classic because it was early on in Dreyfuss's career and his performance was remarkable.
It's got skin but its also got wonderful acting performances.
Wow it was crazee to see Veronica Cartwright in her "porn scene" in Inserts she was in the movie Alien!!! damn! Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by epik73
Cathy: What did he mean by 'getting your rope to rise'? Do you do magic tricks?
BW: All but that one, Miss Cake.... Read more
I'm sure this is one of them films that Dreyfuss would sooner forget. I bought it for the subtitle and to see what Dreyfuss could do with the part at that age. Read morePublished on December 5, 2010 by Shikantaza