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One-Trick Pony (1980)

 -  Drama  -  3 October 1980 (USA)
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Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.

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Walter Fox
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Lonnie Fox
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Cal van Damp (as Allan Goorvitz)
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John DiBatista
Richard Tee ...
Clarence Franklin
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Bernie Wepner
Kate Pierson ...
Herself (as The B-52s)
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Himself (as The B-52s)
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Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.

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Rock 'n' roll will give you some laughs...but it won't do you any favors.

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During the film's credits, Paul Simon & co. (The Jonah Levin Band) are shown driving through what is ostensibly a highway between Cleveland's airport and The City. The footage is actually Route 22, in Union, New Jersey. See more »

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When Jonah and Matty practice baseball in the park, the ball is returned to Jonah by someone obviously taller than eight-year-old Matty. See more »

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Jonah: Anna Freud came backstage last week -- Anna Freud. She sold us some blow.
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

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How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns
Written and Performed by Paul Simon
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For fans of Paul Simon's music and Blair Brown
11 January 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This movie is an okay time-killer, particularly if you like Paul Simon's music and/or you are a fan of Blair Brown. Sam and Dave, the B-52s and Lovin' Spoonful don't hurt either. Joan Hackett does a good job in her role. At the risk of sounding heretical, while I aways admired Paul Simon's songs, I have always thought Art Garfunkel has a better voice. One Trick Pony proves that Art's a better actor as well. Average at best.


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