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Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)

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Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him.

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Georgie Soloway
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Dr. Solomon F. Moses
David Burns ...
Leon Soloway
Gabriel Dell ...
Sidney Gill
Betty Walker ...
Margot Soloway
Rose Gregorio ...
Gloria Soloway
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Irwin Marcy
Regina Baff ...
Ruthie Tresh
David Galef ...
Leonard Soloway
Ed Zimmermann ...
Peter Halloran
Amy Levitt ...
Susan
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Marty (as Joe Sicari)
Rudy Bond ...
Newsdealer
Walter Hyman ...
Flower Vendor
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Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him. Written by dharmabum <darmabum@li.net>

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Dustin Hoffman wants to know...

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Rated R for brief nudity | See all certifications »
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1 November 1971 (Denmark)  »

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Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?  »

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To achieve maximum realism, Ulu Grosbard insisted that Dustin Hoffman appear live at the now-shuttered rock palace Fillmore East. Cameras captured the reaction of the regular Friday night audience gathered for an actual Grateful Dead concert. See more »

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Sidney Gill: Georgie, do not make funeral arrangements until you're dead. Oh, I've seen the way these Allisons operate. It's Robespierre, man. It's the Reign of Terror. She's just looking to cop a basket full of heads.
Georgie Soloway: Sid, if they're mostly losers, when are you gonna know when a winner shows up? I mean...
Sidney Gill: I am Baron von Richthofen and I am flying over enemy territory. When I go down it'll be an ace who gets me.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Bunky and Lucille
Music and Lyrics by Shel Silverstein
Performed by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show (as Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
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Was it based on Bob Dylan?
11 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Georgie Soloway (Dustin Hoffman) is a Bob Dylan-esquire folk singer whose neurosis has sent him into drug addiction. He finds it hard to hold relationships for two reasons: 1) his own nature and 2) someone named Harry Kellerman keeps undermining his relationships.

"Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?" is one of those movies where you're never sure about what you're seeing on the screen. Is it real or is it his imagination? And what about Harry Kellerman? Either way, it's a good look at how a mixture of neurosis and drugs can drive a person over the edge. Georgie finds that out to the extreme. Not exactly a masterpiece, but worth seeing.


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