Marjorie (Kirstie Alley) is the woefully neglected wife of a successful doctor (Scott Bakula). Egged on by her indignant sister (Jami Gertz), Marjorie decides to get back at her husband by having an affair. While out shopping, she’s seduced by a stranger (Sam Elliott) and decides to go for it — but the tryst turns twisted when the stranger dies of a heart attack and Marjorie discovers he’s actually the brother of her self-absorbed spouse!
An exuberant and prolific personality both onscreen and off, actor-writer-director Carl Reiner’s illustrious career straddled the line between the earnest, the intelligent and even the outrageous. Reiner took up dramatic acting as a teen, but a detour performing during World War II pulled a deft, untapped sense of comedic timing out of him. Segueing from postwar Broadway stages into television comedies, Reiner’s famous beginnings with Sid Caesar led to a successful run as creator and co-star of the legendary TV classic, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (CBS, 1961-66), and instilled in him a love for collaboration. Through the subsequent decades, Reiner’s career highs were born of several creative partnerships with friends old and new – from Dick Van Dyke to Mel Brooks to a stint inside the madcap mind of Steve Martin and later, to a pack of thieves in the Vegas-bound “Ocean’s Eleven” trilogy.
Reiner was born on March 20, 1922 in the Bronx, NY, where he was raised along with his older… read more