A depressingly inept satire of the movie business. Archie Powell (Martin Mull) and Charlie Slater (Dick Shawn, in his last screen appearance) are struggling filmmakers who specialize in documentaries. Shelley Berman, playing the local public television station manager, offers them the
chance to finish "Rented Lips," an "art" film he's financing; they agree on the condition that they also be allowed to use cast and crew to shoot their pet project, a documentary on Indian farming techniques. Mull is appalled to find that he's been engaged to film an exploitation epic about sexual
perversions in Nazi Germany, but he and Shawn struggle against time, money, and the mach...