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Dr. Solomon F. Moses:
Don't argue with me what's crazy. I know crazy. And you're crazy. I got now hanging around with me eight fellas who think they're reindeers. So I got no time for you fruitcake. Busy busy busy. Everyplace is craziness. So quick, what do you want for Christmas Charley?
I'd like a new life and a day without fear.
Dr. Solomon F. Moses:
Oh that's a shame. I got you a choo-choo train.
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Why don't people love this wonderful movie like I do?
Sometimes I am just sooooooo out of step with conventional movie wisdom. This is one of those movies that gets trounced every time it is mentioned by a critic or reviewer. But why??? It is funny, well-acted, moving, bizarre and the music kicks ass. Dustin Hoffman plays Georgie Solloway, a super-successful Bob Dylan-ish rock star who is going thru something of a mid-life crisis. A mysterious figure known as Harry Kellerman is spreading false rumours about him, sabotaging his personal and professional life. Solloway has no friends to talk to... just a shrink and, when he gets really desperate, his accountant (great scene with Dom DeLuise!) Okay, so maybe you hate Dustin Hoffman... or Bob Dylan... or movies about the problems of rich, successful people in general... how can you not love the heartbreaking performance by Barbara Harris? She was nominated for an Oscar for crying out loud (and it was a crime she didn't win, I tell ya). Don't listen to the nay-sayers... check out this wild and wonderful film!
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