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Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)

PG | | Comedy | 27 April 1973 (Finland)
A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction,... See full summary »

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Barney Cashman
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Elaine
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Bobbi Michele
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Jeanette
Bella Bruck ...
Cashier
Sandy Balson ...
Charlotte
Frank Loverde ...
Mel
Bert Conroy ...
Bert (as Burt Conroy)
Charles Woolf ...
Jesse
Ben Freedman ...
Mickey
Buddy Lewis ...
Waiter #1
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Waiter #2 (as Mousey Garner)
Bernie Styles ...
Man with Boxes
John Battiste ...
Truckman's Helper
Sully Boyar ...
Man #1 Coffee Shop
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A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon. He makes several attempts at seduction, only to learn that it is much more complicated and difficult than he could have imagined. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Barney wanted women in the worst way. And that's the way he got them.

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27 April 1973 (Finland)  »

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Der Letzte der feurigen Liebhaber  »

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Actor James Coco played the Alan Arkin Barney Cashman lead role in Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" on Broadway. Coco was nominated for the 1970 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Actor in a Drama but did not win. Later, Coco would co-star in three Simon written movies, Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978) and Only When I Laugh (1981), the last of which Coco was Oscar nominated for Best Supporting Actor. See more »

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Barney Cashman: I read the obituaries every day just for the satisfaction of not seeing my name there.
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Referenced in The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) See more »

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Lyrics by Hal David
Music by Burt Bacharach
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Mid-Life Crisis, NYC Style -- Film-Version Neil Simon Stage Hit
10 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The fast-paced, witty script follows Neil Simon's stage play almost verbatim. Countless funny lines and come-backs make this a very entertaining comedy. Mid-life crisis seems to hit almost every character. Having an affair was the "in" thing, portrayed as a survival necessity. The "loverboy" is quite nervous about cheating on his wife of 22 years (with whom he has 3 children). Opportunities seem plentiful. Saying prayers for guidance is like a fetish to this man.

Somehow the production of this 1970s NYC setting and action feel like a French or Italian comedy. There definitely is a European flavor (of the 70s). The cover of the DVD promises a letterbox format, yet delivers only a VERY squeezed TV version. There are no added features whatsoever. Those are the only disappointments in an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable comedy. Fans of Neil Simon's work will have a great time.


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