Sweet Liberty (1986)
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Movie InfoThis comedy-drama stars Alan Alda (also the director and screenwriter) as Michael Burgess, a history professor whose book is about to be turned into a slick Hollywood spectacular. The cast and crew arrives in his small North Carolina community for location shooting, and the town is buzzing with excitement over this unusual event. The leading lady in this production, Faith Healy (Michelle Pfeiffer), starts to spark romantic intentions in the professor, despite the fact he already has a girlfriend (Lise Hilboldt). Enter actor Elliot James (Michael Caine) as the swashbuckling hero of the movie whose head is also turned by Faith's obvious charms. Soon the professor is beleaguered on all sides: he is trying to rewrite the script to keep some semblance of historical accuracy in the film, he fights an uphill battle against Elliot's expertise with women, and his girlfriend is after him to make a real commitment, preferably with a ring attached. … More
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Critic Reviews for Sweet Liberty
OK light comedy, directed by and starring Alan Alda, about filming of movie in small town.
free-wheeling and enjoyable
A sweet, funny comedy about the perils of being a writer and making a movie. An underrated charmer.
"featherweight farce, performed agreeably"
Audience Reviews for Sweet Liberty
what a cute movie with a young Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Caine, Alan Alda, and Lillian Gish.
This movie was written, directed and starring Alan Alda whom did a good job. Alda is a writer who's book is being turned into a movie with Caine and Pfeiffer. This movie shows what a Hollywood crew can do to a little town while filming...it is too crazy.
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