- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 23, 2004
- Originally Released: 1986
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 04/30/1986
"...Pfeiffer and Chiles are good....[The] production has a nice, true feel to it. The Hollywood cast and crew look and act the part..."
Total Film - 04/01/2008
3 stars out of 5 -- "Michael Caine and Michelle Pfeiffer are a delight as the randy, self-obsessed leads of the production."
A history professor's life and peaceful college town are turned upside down when a film company arrives to make a movie out of his best-selling book on the American Revolution.
Hollywood meets academia in this mild-mannered comedy written, directed by and starring nice guy Alan Alda. A film crew descends on a small North Carolina college town to turn a history professor's scrupulously accurate novel about the American Revolution into big screen entertainment. The professor assists the maniacal screenwriter with on-set rewrites, struggling to keep the vulgarity quotient down, but still finds time to pursue the film's luscious leading lady.
- Color by Kay.
- Additional cast member: Lise Hilboldt (Gretchen Carlsen)