Burt Reynolds is an attractive middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of confidence when ditched by his ambitious singer wife (Candice Bergen), until he begins to forge a new new relationship with an equally insecure teacher (Jill Clayburgh). But when the wife attempts a reconciliation - seduction followed by a truly excruciating song she has composed for him - he realizes where his loyalty lies. Written by
Phil Potter would like to straighten out his life...One way, or the other.
Did You Know?
Originally director Alan J. Pakula
did not want Burt Reynolds
for the Phil Potter part, feeling he was not the right type; he wanted a more New York-trained actor along the lines of Al Pacino
or Dustin Hoffman
. But Reynolds lobbied hard for the role and Pakula finally let him audition. After two auditions, Reynolds had the role and Pakula subsequently has praised his work in the film. See more
Moving mic shadow is visible on wall in scene where Phil meets Marie's children. See more
Man in Market
Just relax. Panama and Nicaragua border Costa Rica.
Better Than Ever
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Candice Bergen See more