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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Smith
Philip Roth ...
Mr. Jones (as Phil Roth)
Mrs. Van Hoskins
Liam Dunn ...
Hotel Manager
George Morfogen ...
Professor Hosquith


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?


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

10 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Ryan O'Neal parodies one of his earlier performances. At the end of the movie, Judy Maxwell says, "Love means never having to say you're sorry," (a line from Love Story (1970)), to which O'Neal's character, Howard Bannister, replies, "That's the dumbest thing I ever heard." See more »


When the VW Bus is struck repeatedly during the car chase sand can be seen spilling out of the engine compartment in the back. This was obviously a junk van with the engine and powertrain removed and the sand added presumably to make up for the missing weight. The bus, when rammed by the black 1969 Cadillac DeVille convertible, is not the same one seen earlier when rammed by a 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 limousine and the taxicab. This particular bus was a prop. See more »


Judy: [dressed in a towel on the ledge looking at the burning hotel room] Miss Burns what are you doing in Howard Banister's bedroom? Don't you know the meaning of propriety?
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References Bringing Up Baby (1938) See more »


As Time Goes By
Words and Music by Herman Hupfeld
Performed by Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal
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Funny and well worth repeated viewings
20 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is very funny and stays so even after repeated viewings. The plot is silly, but it doesn't matter - the film is not about plot, so much as its about how this oddball bunch of characters interact - and the situations and dialog carry the film along effortlessly. Streisand and O'Neil are wonderful - surprisingly so. A much underseen and underappreciated film.

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