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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

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

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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 | Romance

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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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Gross:

SEK 11,598,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

A male stuntman was used to double for Barbra Streisand in the long shots of her riding the bicycle. During one hairpin turn, he fell off and broke his ankle. 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: Mr. Larrabee, it's a privilege to meet you. I'm Doctor Howard Bannister.
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References Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the Top
by Cole Porter
Performed by Barbra Streisand (uncredited) and Ryan O'Neal (uncredited)
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This film IS funny!
1 May 2004 | by (University Heights, OH) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine recently recommended this film to me. I am not a big Barbra Streisand fan so it took me about 20 minutes to get into this film. Once I was in, I was hooked! So rarely do I laugh out loud at comedies from this time period. I especially liked the hotel detective using his "charm" to delay Mrs. Van Hoskins. Kenneth Mars and Liam Dunn were hilarious, too. If physical comedy is not your bag, you may not like What's Up, Doc? But this is definitely one of my favorite comedies...even better than the old comedies to which it is supposed to be an homage. I'm glad someone listed many of the funny quotes from the film in Message Boards. I want to buy this DVD!


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