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Steve Martin wrote and stars in this look at the promise and dreamtime of Los Angeles culture. Martin stars as Harris K. Telemacher, a light-hearted television weatherman who does wacky comedy in lieu of reports since, being in L.A., he has very little weather to report. He spends his time roller-skating through museums and spending time with California's beautiful people. But Telemacher is fired and discovers that his girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner) is having an affair. He walks away from the relationship and re-evaluates his life, getting advice from a friendly electronic highway road sign. The sign suggests that he call SanDeE (Sarah Jessica Parker), a sprightly and attractive Valley Girl he met in a clothing store. With SanDeE he experiences a liberating and carefree spirit. But Telemacher comes to realize that he has actually fallen in love with Sara (Victoria Tennant), a tuba-playing British journalist who is in California to do a feature on Los Angeles lifestyles. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:February 8, 1991


Steve Martin
as Harris K. Telemacher
Victoria Tennant
as Sarah McDowel
Richard E. Grant
as Roland Mackey
Marilu Henner
as Trudi
Sarah Jessica Parker
as SanDeE
Susan Forristal
as Ariel
Kevin Pollak
as Frank Swan
Sam McMurray
as Morris Frost
Julianna McCarthy
as Woman
Eddie de Harp
as Maitre d' at Brunch
Wesley Mann
as Gas Station Attendant
Andrew Amador
as Male News Reporter
Scott Bakula
Jaime Gomez
as Tod PA
Frances Fisher
as June
as Cynthia
Chevy Chase
as Patron in Restaurant
Thornton Simmons
as Man
Pierre Epstein
as Chef
Woody Harrelson
Aaron Lustig
as Boring Speaker
Mark Steen
as Tod PA
Rick Moranis
as Gravedigger
Samantha Caulfield
as Sheila
Anna Crawford
as Sharon
Cheryl Baker
as Changing Room Woman
Larry Miller
as Tom
Mindy Marin
Tommy Hinkley
as Ted
Mary Kohnert
Burt Nacke
as Cameraman
Amy Wallace
as Tod PA
Matt Stetson
as Spokesmodel Teacher
Wesley Thompson
as Jesse
Dennis Dragon
as Crook
Gail Grate
as Female News Reporter
Patrick Stewart
as Maitre d'at l'Idiot
Richard Stahl
as Bank Executive
Tony Marsico
as Hard Rock Patron
Tim Winters
as Floss Waiter at l'Idiot
George Plimpton
as Straight Weatherman


Mick Jackson
Michael Rachmil
Daniel Melnick
Steve Martin
Andrew Dunn
Richard A. Harris
Steve Martin
Executive Producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Rudy Dillon
Costume Designer
Albert M. Shapiro
First Assistant Director
Mindy Marin
Chris Coles
Production Manager