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What's Up, Doc? -- Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal star as an eccentric girl and an equally eccentric young professor who meet at a musicologist's convention and become involved in a zany chase.

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Director:
Writers:
Buck Henry (screenplay) and
David Newman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
10 March 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A screwball comedy. Remember them?
Plot:
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid over-night bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
Peters Accuses Ex Streisand Of Seducing Co-Stars
 (From WENN. 14 May 2009, 12:20 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Fun Movie - Great Visual Comedy and Memorable Lines See more (140 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbra Streisand ... Judy Maxwell

Ryan O'Neal ... Howard Bannister

Madeline Kahn ... Eunice Burns

Kenneth Mars ... Hugh Simon

Austin Pendleton ... Frederick Larrabee

Michael Murphy ... Mr. Smith
Philip Roth ... Mr. Jones (as Phil Roth)

Sorrell Booke ... Harry

Stefan Gierasch ... Fritz

Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. Van Hoskins
Liam Dunn ... Judge Maxwell

John Hillerman ... Hotel Manager
George Morfogen ... Headwaiter

Graham Jarvis ... Bailiff

Randy Quaid ... Professor Hosquith

M. Emmet Walsh ... Arresting Officer
Kevin O'Neal ... Delivery Boy
Eleanor Zee ... Banquet Receptionist
Paul Condylis ... Room Service Waiter
Fred Scheiwiller ... Jewel Thief
Carl Saxe ... Jewel Thief
Jack Perkins ... Jewel Thief
Paul B. Kipilman ... Druggist
Gil Perkins ... Jones' Driver
Christa Lang ... Mrs. Hosquith
Stan Ross ... Musicologist
Peter Paul Eastman ... Musicologist
Eric Brotherson ... Larrabee's Butler

Elaine Partnow ... Party Guest
George Burrafato ... Eunice's Cab Driver (as George R. Burrafato)
Jerry Summers ... Smith's Cab Driver
Mark Thompson ... Airport Cab Driver (as Mort Thompson)
Don Bexley ... Skycap (as Donald T. Bexley)
Leonard Lookabaugh ... Painter on Roof
Candice Bennett ... Ticket Seller (as Candace Brownell)
Sean Morgan ... Banquet Official

Patricia O'Neal ... Lady on Plane
Joe Alfasa ... Waiter in Hall
Chuck Holison ... Pizza Cook (as Chuck Hollom)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Byner ... Man at the Hotel Banquet (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Musicologist (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Musicologist (uncredited)

Bruce McBroom ... Man Kissing Mrs. Van Hoskin's Hand in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Clyde McLeod ... Musicologist (uncredited)
William Niven ... Painter (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Musicologist (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Musicologist (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Musicologist (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hank Robinson ... Musicologist (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Allen Vick ... Airport Driver (uncredited)

Erick Vinther ... Best Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Bogdanovich 
 
Writing credits
Buck Henry (screenplay) and
David Newman (screenplay) &
Robert Benton (screenplay)

Peter Bogdanovich (story)

Produced by
Peter Bogdanovich .... producer
Paul Lewis .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Artie Butler (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 
Film Editing by
Verna Fields 
 
Casting by
Nessa Hyams 
 
Production Design by
Polly Platt 
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
 
Makeup Department
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist (as Don Cash)
Lynda Gurasich .... hair stylist
Fred Williams .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fred Ahern .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... second assistant director
Ray Gosnell Jr. .... assistant director (as Ray Gosnell)
Doug Morrison .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Robey Cooper .... prop master
Norman Hawkins .... construction coordinator
Sal Sommatino .... assistant prop man
Marty Wunderlich .... assistant prop man
 
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Richard Raguse .... boom man
 
Special Effects by
Robert MacDonald .... special effects
 
Stunts
Joe Amsler .... stunts
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (as Craig Baxley)
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Paul Baxley .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (as Gerald Brutsche)
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Dick Butler)
Ted Duncan .... stunts
Patty Elder .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunts (as Ted M. Grossman)
Bob Harris .... stunts
Bill Hickman .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Dean Jeffries .... stunts
John Moio .... stunts (as John Angelo Moio)
Victor Paul .... stunts
Joe Pronto .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)
Ernest Robinson .... stunts
George Robotham .... stunts (as George N. Robotham)
Wally Rose .... stunts
Alex Sharp .... stunts
Paul Stader .... stunts
Fred Stromsoe .... stunts
Jerry Summers .... stunts
Morton C. Thompson .... stunts (as Mort Thompson)
Jack Verbois .... stunts
Bud Walls .... stunts
Marvin Walters .... stunts
Richard Washington .... stunts (as Dick Washington)
Gil Casper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richard Aguilar)
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator (as Robert Byrne)
Dick Colean .... assistant cameraman (as Richard Colean)
Robert L. Guthrie .... assistant cameraman (as Robert Guthrie)
George Hill .... key grip
Leonard Lookabaugh .... dolly grip
Aaron Pazanti .... best boy
Paul Caven .... electrician (uncredited)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy McArdle .... costume supervisor: women's costumes
Ray Phelps .... costume supervisor: men's costumes
 
Editorial Department
William Neel .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Artie Butler .... conductor
Artie Butler .... music arranger
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gil Casper .... driver: insert car
Bud Dawson .... transportation
 
Other crew
Neil Canton .... production aide
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor (as Hazel Hall)
Frank Marshall .... assistant to producer
Mae Woods .... director's secretary
Harry Zubrinsky .... location manager
Joe Amsler .... stand-in: Ryan O'Neal (uncredited)
Barbara Barrett .... voice (uncredited)
Carl Combs .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Carole Conn .... voice (uncredited)
Robert Dulaine .... voice (uncredited)
Joan Patti .... voice (uncredited)
Marlene Pinckard .... voice (uncredited)
Cole Simpson .... voice (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the film's main tagline's, "A screwball comedy. Remember them?", was also the name of the short promo documentary featurette made to promote the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mr Jones jumps off the balcony in the last party scene, he has golf clubs over his shoulder. When he lands on the thug's back the golf clubs have disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Judy:I can't see!
Howard:There's nothing to see really, we're inside a Chinese dragon.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Battleship Potemkin (1925)See more »
Soundtrack:
As Time Goes BySee more »

FAQ

How does it end?
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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Fun Movie - Great Visual Comedy and Memorable Lines, 30 April 2004
Author: grimzap from Ohio, USA

I can't count the number of times that lines from this movie come into mind. There are only a few more movies that do this for me: Arthur, Blazing Saddles, and The Princess Bride are examples and this gives you an idea of the company this film keeps. It is somewhat dated now with the strange fashions and what not but I still enjoy the visual comedy and frenetic pace. It is full of old gags that you can watch over and over. Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand deliver fascinating performances and you will not forget Madeline Kahn as Eunice, the controlling, easily-flustered wife. Even the minor parts are played perfectly such as those of the scheming hotel manager and house detective who plan to steal a guest's diamonds. This is an example of a very simple plot (6 identical travel cases get mixed up) made great by excellent writing, direction, casting, and acting. Share this one with a friend!

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