This American comedy movie starring Alan Alda (who also written & directed the film) as College history professor Michael Burgess, Michael Caine as the egotistical Elliott James, Michelle Pfeiffer as the seemingly sweet Faith Healy, Bob Hoskins as low-brow screenwriter Stanley Gould, Lise Hilboldt as Gretchen Carlsen, Lillian Gish as Ceceila Burgess, Saul Rubinek as Bo Hodges, Lois Chiles as Linda, and Linda Thorson as Grace James.