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Andrew Bergman (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1979 (France) See more »
Tagline:
The FIRST Certified Crazy Person's Comedy. See more »
Plot:
In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the funniest films ever made. See more (76 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Falk ... Vince Ricardo

Alan Arkin ... Sheldon Kornpett

Richard Libertini ... General Garcia

Nancy Dussault ... Carol Kornpett

Penny Peyser ... Barbara Kornpett

Arlene Golonka ... Jean Ricardo

Michael Lembeck ... Tommy Ricardo

Paul L. Smith ... Mo (as Paul Lawrence Smith)
Carmine Caridi ... Angie

Ed Begley Jr. ... Barry Lutz
Sammy Smith ... Mr. Hirschorn

James Hong ... Bing Wong
Barbara Dana ... Bank Teller
Rozsika Halmos ... Mrs. Adelman
Álvaro Carcaño ... Edgardo (as Alvaro Carcano)
Jorge Zepeda ... Carlos

Sergio Calderón ... Alfonso (as Sergio Calderon)

David Paymer ... Cab Driver
Kent Williams ... Ski Mask
John Hancock ... T Man #1

John Finnegan ... Deliveryman #1
Brass Adams ... Deliveryman #2
Eduardo Noriega ... Senator Jesus Braunschweiger
Danny Kwan ... Billy Wong
Maurice Sneed ... Paint Boy

Rosanna DeSoto ... Evita (as Rosana Soto)
Jim Goodwin ... Guard
Mitchell Group ... Second Guard
Carmen Dragon ... Carmen Dragon
Peter Miller ... Bank Manager
Hanna King ... Vicki
Dick Wieand ... Al
Carlos Montalbo ... Lieutenant
Tom Degidon ... Bartender
Tony DiFalco ... T Man #2 (as Tony Di Falco)
John Daheim ... T Man #3 (as John Day)

Art Evans ... Driver
John Hostetter ... Workman
Bill Houston ... Officer
Terry Bolo ... Ad Lib #1
Drew Michaels ... Ad Lib #2
Judith Garwood ... Ad Lib #3
Ellen Clark ... Ad Lib #4

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Bergman (written by)

Produced by
Alan Arkin .... executive producer
Arthur Hiller .... producer
William Sackheim .... producer
Dorothy Wilde .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Morris 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink  (as Robert E. Swink)
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
Pato Guzman 
 
Set Decoration by
Ernie Bishop 
Robert De Vestel 
 
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist
Mark Busson .... makeup artist
Francine Haendiges .... hair stylist
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
David Silver .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Keligian .... assistant director trainee
John T. Kretchmer .... second assistant director (as John Kretchmer)
Jack Roe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master (as Syd Greenwood)
Michael J. Smith .... construction coordinator (as Michael Smith)
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Richard M. Kristy .... lead man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clint Althouse .... boom man
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Jost .... sound mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Sam F. Shaw .... sound effects editor (as Sam Shaw)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Milt Rice .... special effects
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
Kevin Pike .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunt (as Bennie Dobbins)
Chris Howell .... stunt
John Hudkins .... stunt
Gray Johnson .... stunt
Mike Johnson .... stunt
John Moio .... stunt
Rick Sawaya .... stunt
Jerry Summers .... stunt (as Jerry Sommers)
Chuck Waters .... stunt
Phil Chong .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator (as Eric Andersen)
Jack Gereghty .... still photographer
Norman Harris .... gaffer
Ron Kenyon .... best boy
Richard Moran .... key grip
Johnny Walker .... first assistant cameraman (as John Walker)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... costume supervisor (as John Anderson)
Phyllis Garr .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Dennis Wooley .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor (as Jerry Macdonald)
William Sackheim .... choral supervisor (as Bill Sackheim)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
John M. Woodward .... transportation captain (as John Woodward)
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
Joseph Sullivan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Phyllis Gardner .... unit publicist
Florence Luneau .... secretary to producer
Paul Pav .... location manager
Don Record .... title design
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor (as Dolores Levin)
Lee Stitch .... production secretary
Brenda White .... secretary to director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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103 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Fran Drescher was originally cast as the daughter, Barbara Kornpett, but was fired shortly after filming began and was replaced by Penny Peyser.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: It is mentioned at least once and seen on a newspaper headline that the United States Mint (Mint) was robbed. The Mint deals with coins. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) deals with currency. The BEP would have the engravings for currency, not the Mint.See more »
Quotes:
Sheldon:I've only had four women in my life. Two of them, my wife!See more »
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest films ever made., 29 May 2006
Author: longislandjoe from United States

This movie is absolutely hysterical. And I do not mean very funny. I mean it is hysterical.

The plot is that a CIA operative and a dentist, played superbly and respectively by Peter Falk and Alan Arkin, are about to become in-laws because their two children are to be married. But Falk, about to retire from his clandestine duties, needs Arkin's help to pull off one final mission. From beginning to end the antics of these two will leave you in side-splitting humor. And the performance by Richard Libertini as a South American dictator is equal to Falk and Arkin's contribution to this classic comedy.

If you want to see an intelligent and realistic film that is extremely funny from start to finish then this is it. Don't miss it!

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