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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
Wesley Mann
as Gas Station Attendant
Rick Moranis
as Gravedigger
Burt Nacke
as Cameraman
Larry Miller
as Tom
Woody Harrelson
Amy Wallace
as Tod PA
Anna Crawford
as Sharon
Richard Stahl
as Bank Executive
Julianna McCarthy
as Woman
Pierre Epstein
as Chef
Tony Marsico
as Hard Rock Patron
Scott Bakula
Jaime Gomez
as Tod PA
Andrew Amador
as Male News Reporter
Aaron Lustig
as Boring Speaker
Tommy Hinkley
as Ted
Patrick Stewart
as Maitre d'at l'Idiot
as Cynthia
Gail Grate
as Female News Reporter
Dennis Dragon
as Crook
Chevy Chase
as Patron in Restaurant
Mary Kohnert
Cheryl Baker
as Changing Room Woman
Mark Steen
as Tod PA
Samantha Caulfield
as Sheila
Wesley Thompson
as Jesse
Frances Fisher
as June
Mindy Marin
Tim Winters
as Floss Waiter at l'Idiot
Eddie de Harp
as Maitre d' at Brunch
Matt Stetson
as Spokesmodel Teacher
Thornton Simmons
as Man
George Plimpton
as Straight Weatherman


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