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Beggars and choosers. Is it good or bad for the Jews?

Publisher: [1999-08-21]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"Recovering in Palm Springs from his coma, E.L. summons Rob for an important matter. With Rob gone for the day, L.L. brings a mysterious business man to LGT, sparking rumors of Rob's getting fired. Nicky Krasnakov shows signs of going legitimate, which concerns Lori because of the impact that may have on the ratings of his miniseries. When Nicky shows up at LGT to tell Lori why he's decided to change his image, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Situation comedies
Drama
Named Person: Ethel Merman; Bette Midler
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
OCLC Number: 423588796
Notes: Originally broadcast on Showtime.
Production no. 010.
Credits: Theme and music by David Schwartz; edited by Lee Haxall; production designer, Rex Raglan; director of photography, Ron Orieux; line producer/production manager, Patti Allen; first assistant director, Paul Etherington; second assistant director, Stacey N. Brodie; location manager, Lorne Davidson; production coordinator, Wendy Lewis; camera operator, Ray Brounstein; script supervisor, Alexandra Laroche; costume designer, Toni Rutter; set decorator, Roger Dole; property master, Wayne McLaughlin; key make-up artist, Monica Huppert; key hairstylist, Brenda Gibson; assistant editor, Eric Whitmyre; gaffer, Darren McLean; key grip, Dave Cameron; video playback, Klaus Melchoir; construction coordinator, Jim Davie; transportation coordinator, Mike Murphy; extras casting, Melissa Perry; sound mixer, Gordon Anderson; re-recording mixers, Dan Hiland, Gary D. Rogers; music supervisors, Mike Flicker, Jilien Manges; supervising sound editor, Catt Lebaigue; U.S. casting by Joel Thurm; original casting by Liberman-Hirschfeld Casting in association with Joel Thurm; Canadian casting by Carol Kelsay; legal services by Gary Robinson, Reid Nathan; production accountant, "Dollar" Bill Prather; executive in charge of production for Dufferin Gate, Rose Lam; production services provided by Dufferin Gate Productions; main title design by Creative Domain; electronic post-production, Command Post-ToyBox, Laserpacific Media Corporation; executive in charge of production for Granada Entertainment, Craig McNeil.
Performer(s): Brian Kerwin (Rob Malone); Isabella Hofmann (Cecile Malone); William McNamara (Brad Advail); Paul Provenza (Parker Meridian); Charlotte Ross (Lori Volpone); Keegan Connor Tracy (Audrey Malone); Tuc Watkins (Malcolm Laffley); Carol Kane (Lydia "L.L." Luddin). Guests: Bill Morey (Emory "E.L." Luddin); Rudolf Martin (Nicky Krasnakov); Alexis Arquette (Larry/Lola); Christopher Kennedy (Marty Hertz); Kaj-Erik Eriksen (Carey Malone); Sheila Moore (Margaret Hurley); Klodyne Rodney (Latitia Martinez); Colin Cunningham (Herb Kolodny); Ben Bass (Brian Peske); Patricia Drake (Debbie Austin); Jerry Wasserman (Irwin); Winston Reckert (Wesley Holmes); Igor Ingelsman (Gorky); Ahmad Sharmrou (Victor); Josh Kalef (Lorenzo); Kim Hawthorne (LGT receptionist); Mitch Kosterman (highway patrolman); Andrew Laurenson (writer); Benita Ha (newswoman); Spencer Moen (boy); Norma Jean Wick (reporter).
Other Titles: Is it good or bad for the Jews?
Beggars and choosers.
Responsibility: H. Beale Company ; Granada Entertainment ; created by Peter Lefcourt and Brandon Tartikoff ; executive producers, Peter Lefcourt, Kim Fleary, Scott Siegler, Lilly Tartikoff ; producer, Cal Shumiatcher ; consulting producers, Charlie Hauck, David Shore ; co-producer, Dan Pasternack ; associate producer, Steve Turner ; directed by Sandy Smolan ; written by Charlie Hauck.

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"Recovering in Palm Springs from his coma, E.L. summons Rob for an important matter. With Rob gone for the day, L.L. brings a mysterious business man to LGT, sparking rumors of Rob's getting fired. Nicky Krasnakov shows signs of going legitimate, which concerns Lori because of the impact that may have on the ratings of his miniseries. When Nicky shows up at LGT to tell Lori why he's decided to change his image, she struggles to squeeze him in while she sucks up to L.L. While Malcolm wheels and deals to get Bette Midler for The Ethel Merman story, Rob returns from Palm Springs with E.L.'s choice for the title role: [Lola. Malcolm tells Rob that Lola is really his drag queen friend Larry, and when Rob calls E.L. to tip him off to this revelation, E.L. goes into another coma]"--Showtimeonline web site, February 22, 2000.

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