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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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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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Five of the sets constructed on the Burbank sound stage were a bedroom, a garage exterior with staircase to the small apartment where Nick (Chevy Chase) hides, the garage apartment itself, Ira (Charles Grodin)'s offices, and a courtroom, which had real oak paneling. See more »

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When Aurora brings the dogs into the final courtroom scene. See more »

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Thomas: My cousin's fighting; he's getting the crap kicked out of him.
Glenda Gardenia Parks: At least he's working!
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References Roots (1977) See more »

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The High and the Mighty
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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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