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Chapter Two (1979)

George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory... See full summary »

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George Schneider
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Jennie MacLaine
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Leo Schneider
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Faye Medwick
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Lee Michaels
Judy Farrell ...
Gwen Michaels
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Marilyn
Isabel Cooley ...
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Imogene Bliss ...
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George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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He's given you "The Odd Couple", "The Goodbye Girl" and "California Suite." He's given you laughter and tears, warmth and wit. He's given you some of the funniest, most charming moments you've ever had in a theater. Now, Neil Simon gives you something more than he has ever before... See more »

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30 August 1980 (Taiwan)  »

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Neil Simon's Chapter Two  »

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The amount of time that Jennie MacLaine (Marsha Mason) and George Schneuder (James Caan) knew each other before they got married was ten days. In real life, Marsha Mason and writer Neil Simon knew each other for 22 days before they got married. See more »

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George Schneider: Is it Jugens or Yurgens?
Jennie MacLaine: Neither, it's MacClaine, Jennifer MacClaine.
George Schneider: [Peering at the note] No, that's wrong.
Jennie MacLaine: I could show you my Driver's License.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Martin Sheen/David Bowie (1979) See more »

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I'm On Your Side
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Marilyn McCoo
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Chapter Two
27 September 1999 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

Shortly after the death of his beloved wife, a witty but man-of-moods writer falls in love with a temperamental and equally witty actress, being encouraged by his full-blooded brother and her romance-hungry best friend who have problems of their own.

This film version of Simon's autobiographical play no doubt rewards his addicts with several bright one-liners and also some permissive, gloomier-than-usual domestic drama, (all sparked by detailed performances), but possibly disappoints others with its thin and slightly uneasy plot, occasional bursts of sentimentality and the unconvincing motivations of its central character.


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