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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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Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times  »

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$43,995,918 (USA)
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One of eleven movies made by Neil Simon and Producer Ray Stark. The films, most made at Rastar Pictures with Columbia Pictures, include Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), California Suite (1978), Chapter Two (1979), The Sunshine Boys (1975), Seems Like Old Times (1980), The Goodbye Girl (1977), The Slugger's Wife (1985), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Biloxi Blues (1988), and Lost in Yonkers (1993). The production of Seems Like Old Times (1980) marked the seventh teaming of Simon and Stark. See more »

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When Nick is crawling on his hands and knees around the limo, the driver dumps out a cup of hot coffee out the window. Nick screams as though he were burnt. He then reaches the trellis to climb up and his jacket is totally clean. See more »

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Dist. Atty. Ira J. Parks: Is that the good Waterford crystal?
Chester: Yes, it was.
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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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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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