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Ishtar is a 1987 American action-adventure-comedy film written and directed by Elaine May and produced by Warren Beatty, who co-starred with Dustin Hoffman.


Two untalented nightclub performers (Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty) get caught in the crossfire when they are booked in the war-torn Middle East. Thanks to rebel Shirra (Isabelle Adjani), the duo find themselves in the middle of a revolution.


  • Dustin Hoffman as Chuck Clarke
  • Warren Beatty as Lyle Rogers
  • Isabelle Adjani as Shirra Assel
  • Charles Grodin as Jim Harrison
  • Jack Weston as Marty Freed
  • Tess Harper as Willa
  • Carol Kane as Carol
  • Aharon Ipalé as Emir Yousef
  • Fred Melamed as The Caid of Assari
  • Fuad Hageb as Abdul
  • David Margulies as Mr. Clarke
  • Rose Arrick as Mrs. Clarke
  • Julie Garfield as Dorothy
  • Bill Bailey as General Westlake
  • Christine Rose as Siri Darma
  • Matt Frewer as a CIA agent
  • Warren Clarke as English Gunrunner