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Seems Like Old Times (1980)

Wrongfully accused of a bank robbery, a writer seeks the help of his ex-wife, who is now married to the soon-to-be D.A. of California.

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Storyline

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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19 December 1980 (USA)  »

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Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times  »

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$43,995,918 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture had a two-week rehearsal period in which, during this time, Writer Neil Simon customized the screenplay to tailor the lead stars' personalities. During the two-week rehearsal period, Simon observed the needs of his stars and was able to re-write portions of the script to better suit their individual personalities. "There is a terrific quality about Chevy (Chase)," says Simon, "He's the bad boy in class. You never know what he is going to do. I tried to capture that in the script and in each day's re-writes." See more »

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In the final scene when Ira is driving in the rain, he swerves to avoid a cow in the road. The cow is clearly fake. In the next shot a real cow walks by. See more »

Quotes

Aurora De La Hoya: Mrs. Parks.
Glenda Gardenia Parks: WHAT!
Aurora De La Hoya: Don't snap at me.
Glenda Gardenia Parks: I'm sorry, I have a headache through my entire body.
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References Roots (1977) See more »

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The High and the Mighty
(uncredited)
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Portion whistled by Chevy Chase
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nervecrackingly funny
8 August 1999 | by (Ankara, Turkey) – See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely hilarious! I first saw it a couple of years ago and had my belly aching from laughing by the time it was over. Yesterday it was shown again on TV and it had exactly the same effect on me throughout this second viewing. Playwright Neil Simon, who scripted this film had a real grasp on his prose all through the 70s and 80s, and this film is a delight for everyone familiar with his style of lining up one-liners in such a way that the viewer barely has time to breathe from laughter. All three leads are great. This is real evidence for all those who have doubts about Goldie Hawn's talents, since she is delightful from start to finish and once again proves that she was and still is one of the greatest comediennes Hollywood ever produced. A comedy classic of sorts.


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