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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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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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10 March 1972 (USA)  »

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A Glimpse of Tiger  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the parade in Chinatown with the Chinese dragon, the music the band is playing is "La Cucaracha" ("The Cockroach"), a Mexican tune. See more »

Goofs

Howard mentions that his theory is that ancient humans used rocks to create prehistoric music 7 million years ago, but that is the time when chimpanzees and primitive humans split on the evolutionary tree, so at that time primitive humans were little more than chimps. Hardly able to create, or even appreciate, any type of "music." Hugh (Kenneth Mars) says that Howard is studying "Neanderthals", which evolved roughly 250,000 years ago (and could probably create the music with rocks that Howard postulates). See more »

Quotes

Jewel Thief: [walks into Larrabee's living room with a gun] Don't nobody do nuttin!
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References Seven Chances (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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"What More Can They Do To Me?"
17 April 2000 | by (Out there in the dark) – See all my reviews

Utterly hilarious is the best short description for "What's Up Doc?" This seldom-discussed, nearly forgotten hommage to screwball comedy is one of the most consistently funny, inspired, brilliantly realized ever made. There are no weak spots. Even if you are not a Streisand fan, it must be admitted that she has a gift for comedy (and she only stops the action once, to sing for five minutes). Ryan O'Neil is a perfect foil as an uptight college professor completely bamboozled by Streisand. Smaller roles are humourously portrayed by the likes of Austin Pendelton, Kenneth Mars and Mabel Albertson.

But, for those who love this movie, the real star of the show is MADELINE KAHN, as the all-time great comic character of Eunice Burns. Who can forget Eunice forcing her way into the hotel banquet hall, swinging her purse as a weapon? Or poor Eunice cowering on her hotel room bed, asking "what more can they do to me?"

Director Bogdanovich's version of the car chase which closes the film is so tremendously funny and entertaining that the viewer is sorry to see it end.

A richly comic feast.


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