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Seems Like Old Times (1980)

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Wrongfully turned into a fugitive, a writer seeks the help of his ex-wife, who is now married to an attorney.

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Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex, Glenda. She is a public defender remarried to a prosecutor, and we get a houseful of hijinks. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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alone - at last . . . [UK]

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Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times  »

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One of two 1980 "dog" movies starring Chevy Chase. Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times (1980) featured a number of pet canines who were also featured prominently on the movie's main poster. The other film, Oh Heavenly Dog (1980), featured the popular dog actor / character Benji. See more »

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In the kitchen scene when Glenda finds Nick in the middle of the night, the oven door opens and shuts between shots. See more »

Quotes

Judge John Channing: Can I ask you something, Mr. Gardenia?
Nick Gardenia: If I can be of any help in this matter, Judge, it's my pleasure.
Judge John Channing: Were you apprehended or did you surrender?
Nick Gardenia: I surrendered.
Dist. Atty. Ira J. Parks: He was apprehended.
Glenda Gardenia Parks: He was apprehended after he surrendered.
Dist. Atty. Ira J. Parks: He didn't surrender to me, therefore he was apprehended.
Glenda Gardenia Parks: He was going to surrender after dinner. I told him to wait in the kitchen.
Judge John Channing: [Drops pencil in disgust] And did you stay in the kitchen?
Nick Gardenia: No, I had to serve dinner.
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Excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT comedy!
21 March 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

While "Airplane!" is widely regarded as the best comedy of 1980, this gem is often overlooked.

This movie has too many hilarious scenes to count, and contains many clever one-liners that will leave you rolling. The humor here isn't always obvious and in-your-face, but it's lurking within nearly every line in every scene.

The wacky set of characters add flair to the well-written storyline. This is one comedy which never gets old or boring, from beginning to end.

Stars Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Charles Grodin are at their best, while the supporting cast also does an excellent job. This is a well made comedy in all aspects. It is perplexing how this one fell below the radar.

Keep in mind that this movie is not really aimed at the stupid. If you need to be hit over the head with jokes in order to recognize them, this isn't the movie for you. At the same time, the movie is not pretentious, and the humor is not hidden. If you can appreciate its deadpan tone, you will find it to be hilarious.


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