Soup for One (film)

Soup for One is a 1982 American sex comedy film directed and written by Jonathan Kaufer and produced by Marvin Worth. While the film was a box office failure (mostly due to mixed reviews over its gratuitous sex scenes, including one involving S/M), it is best remembered for its soundtrack, which was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the group Chic, who performed the title track.

Soup for One
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Directed byJonathan Kaufer
Produced byMarvin Worth
Written byJonathan Kaufer
StarringSaul Rubinek
Marcia Strassman
Gerrit Graham
Music byNile Rodgers
Bernard Edwards
Johnny Mandel
CinematographyFred Schuler
Edited byDavid Rawlins
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • April 30, 1982 (1982-04-30)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States


Allan, a cable television producer in New York City, is determined to find the perfect woman, and he would even go so far as having a description of what she would look like done on an artist sketch. But before he can encounter the girl of his dreams he finds himself encountering a series of disastrous dating roadblocks. He finally meets Maria, who seems to be his perfect woman, and tries to make the relationship work.



Soup For One original soundtrack album.

In addition to "Soup for One" (Pop #80, R&B #14), Chic also performed and produced four other cuts from the soundtrack: "Open Up," "Tavern on the Green," "I Work for a Living," and "Riding". "I Want Your Love" (Pop #7, R&B #5) which is also included, was a 1979 recording. Rodgers and Edwards also wrote and produced three songs for the film, one by Teddy Pendergrass ("Dream Girl"; he performs this in a cameo as a night club singer), another by Sister Sledge ("Let's Go on Vacation") and one for Carly Simon ("Why") (UK #10). Debbie Harry contributed a song to the soundtrack as well, called "Jump Jump." The album, released on WEA/Mirage Records, was released in 2015 on compact disc.

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