The film depicts a day and a half in Harry Stoner's life. Harry is down on his luck, and trapped in his own indulgences. He daydreams about his youth, trying to escape from the fact that business is rotten and his company owes bundles of money. His day is filled with unusual episodes as he picks up a hitchhiker/prostitute, arranges for his company's warehouse to burn down so he can collect the insurance-money, he hires strippers for his buddies and gets engaged in an animal rights campaign, a fashion show and experiences a rather uncomfortable flashback to the war. Written by
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Juggle the books. Set fire to the factory. Supply women for the clients. Harry Stoner will do anything to get one more season.
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Did You Know?
Star Jack Lemmon
was being touted as an Oscar candidate even before the film was released. On April 4th, Lemmon became the first performer in history to win both a "Best Actor" and "Best Supporting Actor" Academy Award (for Save the Tiger
(1973) and Mister Roberts
(1955) respectively). See more
At 1:37:40, more of the red lining of Harry's coat is visible than it was previously. See more
The government has a word for survival. It's called fraud.
I Can't Get Started
Composed by Vernon Duke
& Ira Gershwin
Performed by Bunny Berigan
Original recording courtesy of RCA Records See more