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Jules Feiffer (play)
Jules Feiffer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 February 1971 (USA) See more »
A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Pitch-perfect black comedy See more (37 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elliott Gould ... Alfred Chamberlain

Marcia Rodd ... Patsy Newquist

Vincent Gardenia ... Mr. Newquist

Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Newquist
Jon Korkes ... Kenny Newquist

John Randolph ... Mr. Chamberlain

Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Chamberlain
Lou Jacobi ... Judge Stern

Donald Sutherland ... Rev. Dupas

Alan Arkin ... Lt. Practice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Martin Kove ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Arkin 
Writing credits
Jules Feiffer (play)

Jules Feiffer (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Brodsky .... producer
Burtt Harris .... associate producer
Elliott Gould .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Fred Kaz 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis 
Film Editing by
Howard Kuperman 
Casting by
Vic Ramos 
Production Design by
Gene Rudolf 
Set Decoration by
Philip Smith 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Philip Leto .... hair stylist
Production Management
Burtt Harris .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Y. Albucher .... second assistant director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... property master
Robert H. Klatt .... set dresser
Thomas C. Tonery .... second prop
Walter Way .... constructor
Sound Department
Les Lazarowitz .... sound recordist
Christopher Newman .... sound
Pasquale Suraci .... boom operator
Dick Vorisek .... sound mixer (as Richard Vorisek)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Chapman .... camera operator
Bob Penn .... still photographer: special magazine assignment
Ed Quinn .... dolly grip (as Edward Quinn)
Peter Salim .... second assistant camera
Tibor Sands .... assistant camera
Edward Tonkin .... best boy
Dusty Wallace .... chief electrician
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
Josh Weiner .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe
Marilyn Putnam .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Geraldine Fabrikant .... assistant editor
M. Edward Salier .... assistant editor (as Edward Salier)
Other crew
Cis Corman .... assistant to producer
Anthony Dalvieri .... production assistant
Barbara De Fina .... assistant production secretary
Pearl Lavenberg .... production secretary
Daniel Logan .... technical advisor
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Peter A. Runfolo .... location coordinator
Nicholas Sgarro .... script supervisor

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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Sweden:15 | USA:PG (certificate #22727) | USA:R (original rating)

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The inspiration behind Jules Feiffer's play was his disillusionment with the state of the world and his perceived breakdown in social order following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.See more »
Rev. Dupas:First, let me state to you, Alfred, and to you, Patricia, that of the 200 marriages I have performed, all but seven have failed. So the odds are not good.See more »
Movie Connections:
Skating in Central ParkSee more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Pitch-perfect black comedy, 27 July 2001
Author: craigjclark from Haddonfield, NJ

It doesn't get any darker than this, folks. Jules Feiffer shows off his penchant for absurdity and his mastery of the monologue (Lou Jacobi, Donald Sutherland and director Alan Arkin each get one powerhouse scene where it's basically all them with the other characters reacting). The cast is excellent and their handling of Feiffer's language is amazing. Elliot Gould's performance is particularly effective, and Vincent Gardenia as his father-in-law is hysterical.

I saw this film and then read the play it was based on, and both give off the same claustrophobic air of desperation while still being side-splittingly funny. It is definitely worth hunting down. In the words of Father Dupas, it is "all right."

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