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Soapdish ★★★ 1991 (PG-13)

The back stage lives of a daytime soap opera, “The Sun Also Sets,” and its cast. When the soap's ratings fall, a character written out of series via decapitation is brought back to give things a lift. While the writer struggles to make the reincarnation believable, the cast juggles old and new romances, and professional jealousies abound. Some genuinely funny moments as film actors spoof the genre that gave many of them a start. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall, Teri Hatcher, Paul Johansson, Costas Mandylor, Stephen Nichols, Leeza Gibbons, John Tesh, Kathy Najimy, Sheila Kelley, Finola Hughes; D: Michael Hoffman; W: Andrew Bergman, Robert Harling; C: Ueli Steiger; M: Alan Silvestri.