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Year:
Duration:
110 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Family | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.1
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1982-06-18
Filming Locations: Kaufman Astoria Studios - 3412 36th Street, Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $2,279,260 (USA) (20 June 1982)
Gross: $12,259,714 (USA) (25 August 1982)
Cast
Actor
Character
Al Pacino
Ivan Travalian
Dyan Cannon
Alice Detroit
Tuesday Weld
Gloria Travalian
Bob Dishy
Morris Finestein
Bob Elliott
Patrick Dicker
Ray Goulding
Jackie Dicker
Eric Gurry
Igor
B.J. Barie
Spike
Ari Meyers
Debbie
Alan King
Kreplich
Ken Sylk
Roger Slessinger
James Tolkan
Lt. Glass
Tony Munafo
Officer Kapinsky
Reuben Singer
Oliver Cromwell
Cosmo Allegretti
Fippsy Fippininni
Kevin McClarnon
Ted Brawn
Lori Tan Chinn
Mrs. Woo
Richard Belzer
Seth Shapiro
Andre Gregory
J.J.
Judy Graubart
Miss Knoph
Jaime Tirelli
Second Taxi Driver
Frederic Kimball
Larry Kotzwinkle
Yudie Bank
Complete Stranger
Denny Dillon
Young Woman
James Harder
Doorman
Margo Winkler
Millie
James Shaw
Eddie
Orlando Dole
Pimp
Jean-Pierre Stewart
French Student
Doris Gramovot
Waitress
Rachael Horovitz
Young Lady
Matthew Horovitz
Drug Dealer
Julia Reardon
Girl Scout
Adam Winkler
Bystander
Florence Anglin
Bag Lady
Christal Kim
Grunella
Chet Carlin
Newspaper Vendor
Matteo Cafiso
(uncredited)
Maggie Munro
New York Girl (uncredited)
Ruby Payne
Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
One of two 1982 movies made about playwrights, the other being Deathtrap (1982).
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Reportedly, during production, director Arthur Hiller and actor Al Pacino did not get along. Pacino once said of this, "...sometimes people who are not really meant to be together get together in this business for a short time. It's very unfortunate for all parties concerned".
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Of the five children characters, one of them was from Ivan Travalian (Al Pacino's previous marriage and four of them were from Gloria Travalian (Tuesday Weld)'s earlier nuptials. All five children were products of the couple's four previous marriages.
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Goofs
When Ivan and Alice meet at the plaza, Alice has 3 glasses of champagne and 3 aspirin in front of her, which she sips from and swallows during the conversation. She takes more than 3 aspirin, although 3 are clearly shown. And the liquid levels in the champagne glasses change from shot to shot.
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Quotes
Gloria Travalian: Ivan, I'm not leaving you for another man.
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Ivan: Eat it. It's healthy. You'll live longer.
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Gloria Travalian: Larry and I are moving to the Good Harbor Beach Inn in Massachusetts. We've agreed to live there for a three month trial period and if it works, we'll be married on Larry's birthday in March.
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Photos from cast
Elva Josephson Benjamin H. Carlin