2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing, divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »
Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge. His friend decides that Harry is the man to take his ... See full summary »
In New York, the newly-promoted in the Street Broker Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther to come to his fancy apartment. However, there is a party and the clumsy Howard feels... See full summary »
Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives... See full summary »
To help his divorced neighbor claim a substantial inheritance, a family man poses as her husband. The ruse spills over into his career in advertising, and his recent promotion relies on his wholesome and moral appearance.
He was brilliant in "The Days of Wine and Roses." He won an Academy Award for "Save the Tiger." Now Jack Lemmon teams with one of today's most arrestingly beautiful stars in a unique and compelling story. See more »
The collection of novellas by writer Stanley Elkin which this film's source novella "The Bailbondsman" is included in is called "Searches and Seizures" (1973) but when the anthology was published in the UK the following year it was retitled as "Eligible Men" (1974). See more »
Genevieve Bujold plays a modern day gypsy fortune teller out of jail on $30,000 bail after trying to kill her husband; her bailbondsman is Jack Lemmon, a cigar-smoking, middle-aged burn-out who has a long, colorful history with the girl. The narrative takes a past-and-present look at their relationship. Years before, Alex became enamored of the virginal gypsy girl after rescuing her from her angry family; today, he's exasperated with her unpredictable behavior, lashing out at her for trying to skip town (and handcuffing her to the bedpost while they make love). Character portrait with not-uninteresting milieu but a pushy John Korty direction and terrible, offensive dialogue. It takes real hacks to make a nuisance of Lemmon and Bujold, but neither star comes out of this debacle looking good. Henry Mancini's score--plaintive plucks on a Spanish guitar--underline the 'introspective' moments, hoping to create pathos. * from ****
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