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  • Ishtar is a great movie but it never had chance.

    The production was plagued with problems and it went way over budget. It was getting trashed in the entertainment press daily before it was even completed. Making fun of it turned into meme. It was a running gag on Johnny Carson.

    Eventually, things got so bad with the production that even the studio execs were talking shit about it to the press. They hated director Elaine May and wanted to tank her movie and her career. They got her blackballed, the film bombed and Ishtar got the reputation as one of the worst movies ever made despite the fact that nobody even bothered to see it.

    Watch it. It’s a lot of fun.