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.
Rented Lips is a 1988 comedy-satire film directed by Robert Downey Sr., and starring his son Robert Downey Jr., as well as Martin Mull, Dick Shawn, and Jennifer Tilly. It was the final film appearance of Shawn, who died in 1987.
Rented Lips (1988)
Directed by: Robert Downey Sr.
Starring: Martin Mull, Dick Shawn, Jennifer Tilly, Kenneth Mars, Robert Downey Jr., June Lockhart, Edy Williams, Jon-Paul Baumer, Eileen Brennan
Screenplay by: Martin Mull
Production Design by: George Costello
Cinematography by: Robert D. Yeoman
Makeup Department: Kathryn Fenton
Set Decoration by: Maria Caso
Music by: Van Dyke Parks
Distributed by: The Vista Organization
Release Date: July 1, 1988