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Open Season (1996)





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Big business dealings, competition, and TV ratings wars are satirized in this biting comedy. Stuart Sain is an egotistical, over-ambitious Jewish executive. He works for Fielding, a company like Nielsen which uses small boxes to garner TV ratings statistics. Stuart is married to Cary, a psychologist. In the opening scenes, the GPN, which has been number 1 for over 10 years, is opening it's new season of drug oriented TV shows. After watching a televised special about Fielding, Sain gets mad and his promotion prospects are grim. He leaves his company and accepts a public relations position from Rachel Rowen, the pc head of PBT, the public television network. Rachel, like her commercial competitors is totally obsessed with being number 1. Her network does seem to be garnering a huge share of Fielding ratings. That may have something to do with the fact that their boxes are malfunctioning.

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Robert Wuhl
as Stuart Sain
Rod Taylor
as Billy Patrick
Gailard Sartain
as George Plunkett
Helen Shaver
as Rachel Rowen
Maggie Han
as Cary Sain
Timothy Arrington
as Herbert Goodfellow
Dina Merrill
as Doris Hays-Britton
Saul Rubinek
as Eric Schlockmeister
Colin Fox
as Jackson Carp
Javanni Sy
as Gossage
Tom Selleck
as Rock Maninoff
Bob Costas
as Himself
Larry King
as Himself
Roger Dunn
as Zachariah Boone
Barry Flatman
as Kerwin Keesler
Hadley Sandiford
as Dr. Jeffries
Darlene Cooke
as Mrs. Jeffries
George Buza
as Orly Travis
Alexe Duncan
as Molly Travis
Tony Guida
as Himself
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