In the Soup

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In the Soup
Directed by Alexandre Rockwell
Produced by Jim Stark
Hank Blumenthal
Chosei Funahara
Written by Tim Kissell
Sollace Mitchell
Alexandre Rockwell
Distributed by Fantoma (US DVD)
Release date
  • January 1992 (1992-01) (Sundance)
  • October 23, 1992 (1992-10-23) (New York City)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $256,249[1]

In the Soup is a 1992 independent comedy directed by Alexandre Rockwell.[2] It stars Steve Buscemi as Aldolpho Rollo, a self-conscious screenwriter who has written an unfilmable 500-page screenplay and is looking for a producer.

Tortured by self-doubt, financial ruin, and unrequited passion for his next door neighbor (Jennifer Beals), Aldolfo places an ad offering his mammoth screenplay to the highest bidder. In steps Aldolfo's "guardian angel", Joe (Seymour Cassel) a fast-talking shyster who promises to produce the film but has his own unique ideas regarding film financing.

In popular culture[edit]

The film and its history are discussed in depth in John Pierson's account of the independent American film 'scene' of the late 1980s/early 1990s, Spike, Mike, Slackers, & Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of American Independent Cinema.

A Kickstarter project started in July 2017 with hopes of restoring the archival print and release the film for the 25th anniversary. .[3]


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Preceded by
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic
Succeeded by
Ruby in Paradise
tied with Public Access