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Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly ... See full summary »

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Lenny Cantrow
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Kelly Corcoran
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Lila Kolodny
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Mrs. Corcoran
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Mr. Corcoran
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Cousin Ralph
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Colorado Man
Augusta Dabney ...
Colorado Woman
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Mrs. Cantrow
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Mrs. Kolodny
Jack Hausman ...
Mr. Kolodny
Erik Lee Preminger ...
Pecan Pie Waiter
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Entertainer
Tim Browne ...
Kelly's Boyfriend
Jean Scoppa ...
Flower Girl
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Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead. Her rich father is less than keen and lets everyone - including Lenny - know that he hates everything about him and the way he is going on. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 February 1973 (Argentina)  »

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Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid  »

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The film is rare in the Neil Simon canon in that it is not based on one of his plays nor is it from an original screenplay by him but being an adaptation of another writer's work. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in Duane Corcoran's office after the family dinner, the phone on the desk next to Mr Corcoran moves between shots. See more »

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Lenny Cantrow: They should have said that to us at the door... they should have warned us that there was a danger of running out of pecan pie.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Heartbroke Kid (2005) See more »

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Close to You
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
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Great movie - Very funny
8 October 2001 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I looked for this movie after it was recommended in the documentary Pitch(also worth seeing). The Heartbreak Kid(stupid title) features some excellent acting and courtesy of Neil Simon a brilliant script. It's a pretty funny plot if you like black comedy. A guy 3 days into his honeymoon meets the girl of his dreams. The guy is played by Charles Grodin and the girl is played by Cybil Sheppard who looks absolutely stunning. The main comedy in the movie comes from Grodin's absurd lies or brutal honesty. The first half probably has the best humor but I thought the ending was interesting. Finally I became a big Eddie Albert fan after seeing this movie. He's great as Cybil Sheppard's Dad.


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