Ishtar (1987)

  • Comedy
  • 1h 47m

Written and directed by Elaine May (THE HEARTBREAK KID, MIKEY AND NICKY), ISHTAR stars Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman as the hack songwriting duo Rogers & Clarke, two lovable losers who restart their lives to pursue their musical dreams. A chance booking in Ishtar puts them in the middle of geo-political intrigue anchored by CIA pencil pusher Charles Grodin and freedom fighter Isabelle Adjani.

Critically-savaged and sabotaged by its own studio, ISHTAR has long stood as a pinnacle of Hollywood failure – a notoriously difficult production gone amok in a generation of audiences concerned with box office receipts. But, as the dust settles, ISHTAR stands as a shaggy road comedy that peers into the creative process and partnerships with razor wit and insight.

Director

Elaine May

Language

English

Subtitles

English

Country

USA