The Pickle (1993)




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A middle-aged director aspires to create his magnum opus in this comedy-drama. The poor fellow has been so beaten down by a recent string of flops that he is sure his latest endeavor, a sci-fi film about a giant flying pickle is going to suffer the same fate. To ease his understandably almost unbearable opening night jitters, the director attempts to gather the support of those closest to him. Unfortunately, people skills have never been his forte and he alienates those he needs the most including his ex-wife, his barely post-adolescent girl friend, his recovering drug addict son and his ever-patient manager. He is even mean to his baby grandchild. The night of the opening, the director grows despondent and swallows a handful of sleeping pills. He is just about to doze off to eternity when the phone rings....
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Danny Aiello
as Harry Stone
Dyan Cannon
as Ellen Stone
Clotilde Courau
as Francoise
Barry Miller
as Ronnie Liebowitz
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Mike Krakower
Chris Penn
as Gregory Stone
Jerry Stiller
as Phil Hirsch
Little Richard
as President
Christopher Penn
as Gregory Stone
Griffin Dunne
as President's Man
Jodi Long
as Yakimoto Yakimura
Ally Sheedy
as Molly-Girl
Spalding Gray
as Doctor
Isabella Rossellini
as Planet Cleveland Woman
Paul Mazursky
as Butch Levine
Brooke Smith
as 1st Assistant Director
Caroline Aaron
as Nancy Osborne
Rita Karin
as Grandmother
Linda Carlson
as Bernadette
Dudley Moore
as Planet Cleveland Man
Kimiko Gelman
as Patti Wong
J.D. Daniels
as Young Harry
Elya Baskin
as Russian Cab Driver
Michael Greene
as Mission Control Farmer
Robert Cicchini
as Electronics Store Clerk
John Rothman
as Chauffeur
Castulo Guerra
as Jose Martinez
Caris Corfman
as Young Yetta
Arthur Taxier
as Father
Sol Frieder
as Grandfather
Michael Shulman
as Young Butch
Louis Falk
as Irwin
Ben Diskin
as Little Boy 1945
Brent Hinkley
as Farm Boy
Eric Edwards
as Farm Boy
Stephen Polk
as Farm Boy
Paul Bates
as Kareem
Betsy Mazursky
as Pharmacy Clerk
Arthur French
as Car Man
Erik King
as Man with Beer
Davenia McFadden
as Woman in Window
Sharrieff Pugh
as Boy Who Also Stopped
Billy Jaye
as FX Man
Sergio Premoli
as Alberto
Andre Philippe
as Mr. Aaronwitz
Fyvush Finkel
as Mr. Shacknoff
Waldemar Kalinowski
as Crying Man
Twink Caplan
as Crying Woman
Tony Conforti
as Crying Man in Candy Store
Jill Mazursky Cody
as Tractor Woman
Hap Lawrence
as Gothic Man
Patricia Place
as Gothic Woman
Steve Cody
as Tractor Man
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Critic Reviews for The Pickle

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Paul Mazursky's worst film.

Full Review… | July 24, 2011

What the hell is this thing? Whatever it is, it's not very good

August 26, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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July 26, 2002

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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(**): [img][/img] The cast is good, but the film is too silly/predictable to recommend it.


What happened? Decent director. What a cast, a great array of actors. But it's a stupid movie. It goes to extreme on it's satyrical view of Hollywood, so much so it comes across as ridiculous rather than biting and interesting. A waste.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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