Actor Barry Primus made his directorial debut with MISTRESS, a kind of low-rent parallel to Robert Altman's THE PLAYER. While Altman's far superior film skewers Hollywood's power elite, Primus brings his gently satirical gaze to bear on the rather less glamorous fringes of the filmmaking
Marvin Landisman (Robert Wuhl), a once promising young director whose film career was cut short by the on-camera suicide of actor Warren Zell (Christopher Walken), is now in his early forties, an embittered director of instructional cassettes for the home video market. While watching a print of
GRAND ILLUSION in his shabby Los Angeles apartment, he receives a call from d...