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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:
Funny and well worth repeated viewings See more (138 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)

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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: When they are traveling inside the Chinese dragon and the camera zooms in on their faces, both of Howard's hands are visible holding the horizontal bar inside the dragon's head, but in the wide angle views, both before and after, one of his hands is on the base of the vertical pole holding the dragon head up from the bicycle.See more »
Quotes:
Hugh:I think the Hugh Simon theory will stand the test of time.
Judy:Exactly what *is* that theory Mr Simon?
Hugh:I doubt you are qualified to understand it but it says that the 16th and 17th century composers developed a uniform scale platform based upon the intervals utilised in the mountaineer yodel.
Judy:And you developed this theory? That should come as a shock to Professor Findelmeyer.
Hugh:I don't know what you're talking about.
Judy:Sure you do, the Findelmeyer Proposition.
Hugh:I don't know what you're talking about, besides that has never been translated.
Judy:Just once. Harvard Musicological review, 1925. It's probably out of print now...
Frederick Larrabee:Of course! Professor Heinrich Findelmeyer, the university of Zurich, 1911, the controversial Findelmeyer Proposition, no wonder it sounded so familiar. I'm sorry Simon
[rips up the grant check]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Butt's Up, Doc (1992) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Santa LuciaSee more »

FAQ

How does it end?
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Funny and well worth repeated viewings, 20 February 2000

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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