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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 21 February 1968 (USA)
Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

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Friends gather for the funeral of a friend. Sub-plots unfold as the group attempts to link-up to attend the funeral of their friend, Braverman. Written by <darmabum@li.net>

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This motion picture is conceived to erase the memory of Leslie Braverman who had the poor taste to drop dead, without warning, thereby inflicting on his family and friends all sorts of burdensome inconveniences--like, for openers, the funeral... See more »

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Addio Braverman  »

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At the funeral home when the Rabbi (Alan King) is delivering the eulogy, he references living one's life as James Bond. The next shot is of Joseph Wiseman, who played the title character in Dr. No (1962), the first Bond film. See more »

Goofs

When the VW is first seen it has a license plate of 2G-9193, but after it is hit by a taxi, the plate is 2G-9194 for the remainder of the movie. (Of note, the characters do not change vehicles as this occurs during a driving scene.) See more »

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Barnet Weinstein: [to Morroe] Well, he may be losing his memory, but not as fast as he's losing his hair.
[to Holly]
Barnet Weinstein: You look like an avant-garde Yul Brynner.
Holly Levine: Yul Brynner shaves his head, I'm authentic.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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A description of one of the best off-beat comedies ever made.
8 February 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

One of the best off-beat movies I've ever seen. The eulogy by Alan King was one of the best that I've ever heard. It reminded me of so many sermons that I've heard on the high holidays: a lot of words in search of a theme.


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