| ISHTAR |

Ishtar
1987, 107 min.
Columbia Pictures

Cast:
Dustin Hoffman (Chuck Clarke),Warren Beatty (Lyle Rogers), Isabelle Adjani (Shirra Assel), Charles Grodin (Jim Harrison), Jack Weston, Marty Freed (Talent Agent), Tess Harper (Willa), Haluk Bilginer (Guerilla Leader), Arthur Brauss (German Gunrunner), Warren Clarke (English Gunrunner), J.C. Cutler (Omar), Aziz Ben Driss (Waiter at Chez Casablanca), John Freudenheim (Screamin Honker), Matt Frewer (CIA Agent), Herb Gardner (Rabbi Pierce), Julie Garfield (Dorothy), Bob Girolami (Bartender), Bruce Gordon (Screamin' Honker), Ian Gray (Manager of Chez Casablanca), Bill Bailey (Gen. Westlake), Stefan Gryff (KGB Agent), Fijad Hageb (Abdul), Ron Berglas (CIA Agent), Rose Arrick (Mrs. Clarke), Adam Hussein (Mohamed, The Camel Seller), Alex Hyde-White (CIA Agent), Aharon Ipalé (Emir Yousef), Alexei Jawdokimov (KGB Agent), Kamarr (Maitre 'd at Chez Casablanca), Carol Kane (Carol), Sumar Khan (Ishtari, Gunrunner), Hannah Kroll (Mr. Thomopoulos), Bouhaddane Larbi (Taxi Driver), David Margulies (Mr. Clarke), George Masri Mohamed, (The Camel Seller), Fred Melamed (Caid of Assari), Bill Moor (U.S. Consul), Jon Paul Morgan (Djellabah Seller), Eddy Nedari (Mohamed, The Camel Seller), Christine Rose (Siri Darma), Mark Ryan (Screamin' Honker), Nadim Sawalha (Rag Shop Owner), Phillip Schopper (Waiter), Edgar Smith (Professor Barnes), Stuart Abramson (Screamin' Honkers), Maati Zaari (Porter), Neil Zevvick (CIA Agent)

Crew:
Prod Warren Beatty; Dir Elaine May; Scr Elaine May; Dir of photog Vittorio Storaro; Music Bahjawa, David Grusin; Editors Richard P. Cirincione, William H. Reynolds, Stephen A. Rotter; Prod Des G.Mac Brown, Paul Sylbert Art Dir Peter Childs, Bill Groom, Victoria Paul, Tony Reading; Assoc Prod David L. MacLeod, Nigel Wooll Harold Arlen; Songwriters Irving Berlin, Jack Brooke, Martin Charnin, Dustin Hoffman, Bert Kaempfert, Johnny Mercer, Paul Simon, Charles Singleton, Charles Strouse, Harry Strouse, Paul Williams Set dec Jim Erickson, John Alan Hicks, Steven Jordan; Costumes Anthony Powell; Makeup Alan Boyle, Bob Jiras, Robert Jiras

Genre: Comedy

Summary: Two down-on-their-luck singer-songwriters, Chuck Clarke and Lyle Rogers, accept a gig in Morocco. It becomes clear to them at the Ishtar airport that they've entered a politically unstable part of the world. Soon, Chuck comes to the aid of Shirra, a beautiful revolutionary, who emneshes the duo in a desperate journey across the desert with a blind camel.