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14 November 1973 (USA) See more »
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John Lefkowitz ... George Trapani
Linda De Coff ... Jackie Tice (as Linda DeCoff)
Ronald Anton ... Vince Trapani
Maureen Byrnes ... Flo

Danny DeVito ... Petey
David Kirk ... Mr. Trapani
Frank P. Quinn ... Mark Lossier (as Frank Quinn)
Selma Rogoff ... Mrs. Trapani
George Welbes ... Ken Harris
Steve Inwood ... Tony
Faith Langford ... Bar Girl / Gypsy Girl
Samantha Lynche ... Audition Girl #1

Susan Peretz ... Audition Girl #2 (Miss Walsh)
Bob O'Connell ... Bartender #1
James Pullis ... Bartender #2
Jo Ann Greene ... Girl on Street
Anne Cromwell ... Girl on Street
Maurice DeLoatch ... Party Gayblade
Joe Dunnea ... Party Gayblade
Peter Vallingth ... Doorman
Helen Treibalt ... Waitress
Margaret Dorn ... Singer
Bonnie Guidry ... Singer
Lynda Lee Lawley ... Singer
Pamela Pentony ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Mordock ... Car Wash Attendant (uncredited)
Bill Nunnery ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Jacoby 
Writing credits
David Wiltse (screenplay) and
Joseph Jacoby (screenplay)

Joseph Jacoby (story)

Produced by
Joseph Jacoby .... producer
Lawrence Klausner .... associate producer
David E. Shane .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stephen Lawrence 
Cinematography by
Burleigh Wartes  (as Burleigh W. Wartes)
Film Editing by
Stanley Warnow  (as Stan Warnow)
Makeup Department
Faith Langford .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kathy Mendoza .... production manager
Kemper Peacock .... post-production supervisor
Barrie Singer .... executive in charge of production
Art Department
Laura Adasko .... artist
Lonnie Gallen .... scenic design
Bert Gold .... graphics
Sound Department
Bill Daly .... sound mixer (as William J. Daly)
John Quinn .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Stein .... assistant sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael F. Barrow .... assistant camera
Lloyd Freidus .... gaffer (as Lloyd S. Freidus)
Jo Ann Greene .... assistant gaffer
Roy Joselow .... key grip
Nick Yanni .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jan Jennings .... wardrobe
Barbara-Ann Stein .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Susan Braddon .... assistant editor
Music Department
Stephen Lawrence .... conductor
Ed Rice .... music engineer
Other crew
Allen Coulter .... production associate
Roslyn Dickens .... continuity assistant
Saul Kaminsky .... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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88 min
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Film premiered March 1972 at the Forum Theatre located at 46th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. During the screening a bomb hoax was called in by a disgruntled crew member and the theatre had to be evacuated temporarily.See more »
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Doormat Protagonist Discovers Little Comfort Throughout Rambling Tale., 15 July 2007
Author: rsoonsa ( from Mountain Mesa, California

Although several threads coexist with the principal storyline during the course of this low-budgeted eccentric character study of a single Brooklyn man, George Trapani (John Lefkowitz), who works as a printer at his family's business, and who has never moved away from his parents' home to be on his own, the work nevertheless impresses as being from the Slice Of Life cinema genre, wherein nearly any of the episodic scenes may be eliminated without having even scant effect upon such normally significant plot elements as exposition, conflict and climax, each barely present in this film. George correctly believes that he is mired within a well-trodden relationship with scatterbrain Flo (Maureen Byrnes), a waitress, and is highly frustrated with the quotidian nature of his existence. The choppily rhythmed picture portrays his clumsy attempts to alter a lifestyle that he increasingly dislikes as his thirtieth birthday approaches; however, it becomes increasingly obvious that a drastically naive George may indeed lack any sort of ability required for adaptation to a higher than jejune mode of living. Filmed largely in New York City, this piece revolves the daily activities of commonplace metropolitan area citizenry, and benefits from a good deal of cogently naturalistic dialogue in addition to some inventive camera-work contributed by Burleigh Wartes. It is the only credited film for Lefkowitz, portraying a man who rebels against his drab lot, while a majority of the other principal players show but few roles in their portfolios. Frank Quinn wins the acting honours as a sleazy film producer. The film has been re-released upon a Hollywood Entertainment DVD, retitled HURRY UP, OR I'LL BE THIRTY, that is rather shabby in the technical sense, and its cover is primarily taken up by the close-up visage and name of Danny DeVito, plainly a marketing strategy since his part is of only middling importance for the scenario.

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