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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | | Comedy | 10 March 1972 (USA)
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

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Mr. Smith
Philip Roth ...
Mr. Jones (as Phil Roth)
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Harry
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Fritz
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Hotel Manager
George Morfogen ...
Headwaiter
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Bailiff
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Professor Hosquith
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Storyline

Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him. At the same time a woman has her jewels stolen and a government whistle blower arrives with his stolen top secret papers. All, of course have the same style and color overnight bag. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A screwball comedy. Remember them?

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Comedy

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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was the third highest grossing movie of the year on the North American continent behind only The Godfather (1972) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). The film was re-issued in the same territory in 1973 and added even more boffo biz to its coffers. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the car chase (near the end of the movie), the "Just Married" VW is a post-1967 Beetle. However, it is a pre-1967 Beetle that is later seen floating in San Francisco Bay. This was due to the fact that the first car sank into the bay at the end of the chase scene, necessitating a second car "prop" for the "floating beetle" shot (Ref: Peter B in the DVD commentary). See more »

Quotes

Howard: I can't see!
Judy: Here, I'll clean your glasses.
[removes his glasses]
Howard: Now I really can't see. Judy, I can't see.
[Judy returns his glasses]
Howard: Oh God. I can see.
[throws his glasses out of the car window]
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Connections

Referenced in Family Matters: What's Up Doc? (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Lucia
(uncredited)
Written by Teodoro Cottrau
Performed by Peter Bogdanovich
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The most fun I've ever had in front of the TV set!
3 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

I think this film is the funniest movie I have ever seen. No matter how many times I see it, I always find surprisingly fresh and completely hilarious. Barbra Streisand's performance is the centerpiece of the whole film. She simply glows with warmth, sexiness, and humor. There isn't a moment when we don't find her completely believable. Ryan O'Neal adds a great physical presence and is gloriously restrained. The film also contains some great supporting turns from Ken Mars, Liam Dunn, and especially Madeline Kahn, who nearly steals the movie in her film debut.

On a scale of 10, WHAT'S UP, DOC? receives a perfect 10!


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