3.8/10
264
9 user 3 critic

Rented Lips (1988)

R | | Comedy | 1 July 1988 (USA)
A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Downey Sr.

Writer:

Martin Mull
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

America (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The zany crew of a New York cable television station accidentally bounce a signal off the moon, bringing them worldwide attention.

Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Zack Norman, Tammy Grimes, Michael J. Pollard
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

2 girls wait outside a young actor's door and find out he's had them both as "only" girlfriend the last 10 months. They wait inside after breaking in. When Blake comes home he just can't stop lying but they stay.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner
Air America (1990)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Max/W.Snipes has a one night stand with Karen/N.Kinski in NYC. He returns to his wife, 2 kids and career in LA but is affected. A year later, Max and Karen meet again by chance, but this time they're with their spouses.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan
Too Much Sun (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A multimillionaire, whose son and daughter are gay, leaves a will with one clause: His children will inherit his money only if at least one of them produces him a grandchild within a year of his death.

Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Allan Arbus, Robert Downey Jr., Howard Duff
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Fake documentary about a fictional Hollywood film studio.

Director: Harry Hurwitz
Stars: Tony Randall, James Coco, Jerry Stiller
True Believer (1989)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin
Hugo Pool (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.

Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Mark Boone Junior, Malcolm McDowell
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent ... See full summary »

Director: Bud S. Smith
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason
1969 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.

Director: Ernest Thompson
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a Military Academy. The life of discipline asks a lot of the four geeks. Of course these boys know how to make a party out of the hard times. Will they be "real men" after one year.

Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Ron Leibman, Wendell Brown, Ralph Macchio
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Mull ... Archie Powell
Dick Shawn ... Charlie Slater
Jennifer Tilly ... Mona Lisa
Kenneth Mars ... Reverend Farrell
Robert Downey Jr. ... Wolf Dangler
June Lockhart ... Archie's Mother
Edy Williams ... Heather Darling
Shelley Berman ... Bill Slotnik
Jon-Paul Baumer Jon-Paul Baumer ... Male Porn Star
Mel Welles ... Milo
Karl Bruskotter Karl Bruskotter ... Farrell's Goon
Jack Riley ... Herb the Auditor
Pat McCormick ... Winky
Eileen Brennan ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Michael Horse ... Bobby Leaping Mouse
Edit

Storyline

A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always wanted to. The catch? He must simultaneously direct a porn film. But as he tries to make the porn film, which he turns into a musical called "Halloween in the Barracks," he must deal with a temperamental actor, a fundamentalist preacher, and other obstacles. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Labios de alquiler See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dick Shawn's last film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rent a Brain!
16 September 2015 | by ramsri007See all my reviews

I saw Rented Lips only cause it was on Robert Downey's list of movies that he appeared in. It is definitely not Downey's best. This movie is so rare to find! I saw this movie with a Russian voice over. This is one the strangest Downey movies. I wonder what made him choose this! A little too difficult to sit through even for a hard core Downey fan.

All said, there are a few genuinely fun moments. However this is not enough to mitigate the disastrous pace of the movie. The story seems so disjointed that you get a feeling that this is some in-house production for fun.

Martin Mull and Dick Shawn act as documentary makers who get the chance to make their dream picture, but this has a hitch. They also have to make a porno movie, and then have to protect it from a fanatical clergyman. The humor is a little crass. Downey Jr has some of the best scenes as the porno movie's star with a volatile ego.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed