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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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19 December 1980 (USA)  »

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The filming began with some spectacular aerial photography to highlight the view of the romantic coastline. A cabin was constructed on the edge of a bluff three hundred feet above a rocky Pacific Ocean beach, where Nicholas Gardenia (Chevy Chase) is living when he is unceremoniously abducted. The bank robbery location was a small bank in the center of Carmel, a quaint little village which attracts visitors from all over the world. They all seemed to be there when the Seems Like Old Times (1980) film company shot for two days on a warm April weekend. Spectators watched for hours to catch a glimpse of star Chevy Chase, who was the only principal cast member working on location. Chase obliged his fans by graciously signing autographs and posing for pictures with them. See more »

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In the scene when Nick hides under the bed while Ira and Glenda discuss making the room over the garage into a campaign office, Ira stands on Nick's little finger of his right hand. When Nick extricates the finger and is assessing the damage under the bed, he is looking at the little finger of his left hand. See more »

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Chester: Hot Damn! I finally get a chance to chase the po-lice!
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Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Four Stories (2001) 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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They don't make comedies like they used to.
28 March 2001 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

The late seventies/early eighties may have left us the legacy of disco, and polyester, but it also was a time of some great comedic films, and comedic writers and actors.

I remember seeing movies such as Foul Play, Seems Like Old Times, The Goodbye Girl, Airplane, Arthur, The Main Event, Love at First Bite, The Jerk, etc. as a kid. Then they were funny to me, but now that I get older, they seem even funnier. Maybe it's the nostalgia, in a day and age of 'dark comedy', to be again in an era that was more laid-back and lighthearted. These movies are just good plain fun.

As far as Chevy Chase, and Goldie Hawn are concerned, especially in Foul Play...I would have describe them as cute, (especially together), great fun, fun to watch, great talents, and in this movie pure genius. I would love to see some of the seventies/ eighties comedy icons get together to make one last movie together. With a good script, it would be like It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World would be to the great classic comedians of early film.


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