6.7/10
122
4 user 3 critic

Tell Me a Riddle (1980)

PG | | Drama | 12 March 1982 (Sweden)
Touching story of elderly couple David and Eva who go on one last journey across the USA when they discover Eva is dying, ending up with their granddaughter Jeannie in San Francisco.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Utilities (1983)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Bob Hunt is a put upon social worker who has had enough of the bad service of public utilities. He decides to organize resitance to the phone, gas and water monopolies but also wants to impress policewoman Marion Edwards.

Director: Harvey Hart
Stars: Robert Hays, Brooke Adams, John Marley
Cuba (1979)
Adventure | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston
Almost You (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Alex and Erica Boyer's marriage is in a crisis: job and wife bore Alex. When Erica has an accident that has her staying in a wheel chair for some time, it changes their life: Alex meets ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Brooks
Stars: Brooke Adams, Griffin Dunne, Karen Young
Key Exchange (1985)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.

Director: Barnet Kellman
Stars: Brooke Adams, Danny Aiello, Seth Allen
The Unborn (1991)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A couple who cannot have children joins an in-vitro fertilization program. While she is with child, she finds strange occurrences happening within her body. The horror surrounding the child... See full summary »

Director: Rodman Flender
Stars: Brooke Adams, Jeff Hayenga, James Karen
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The two least likely bank robbers in the known universe plan and execute... kind of... the ultimate heist.

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David
...
Eva
...
Jeannie
...
Vivi
Bob Elross ...
Sammy
Jon Harris ...
Mathew
...
Paul
Winifred Mann ...
Hannah
Peter Owens ...
Phil
Deborah Sussel ...
Nancy
Lili Valenty ...
Mrs. Mays
Nora Heflin ...
Young Eva
...
Young David
Nora Bendich ...
Lisa
Robert Behling ...
Tim
Edit

Storyline

Touching story of elderly couple David and Eva who go on one last journey across the USA when they discover Eva is dying, ending up with their granddaughter Jeannie in San Francisco.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 March 1982 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Berätta din gåta  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tillie Olsen's short story "Tell Me a Riddle" was awarded the O. Henry Award for best short story of 1961 after it was published in "New World Writing" Issue no. 16. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tell Me a Riddle ranks as one of the best films to have ever come out of Hollywood
6 December 2006 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Tell Me A Riddle is, in my estimation, one of if not the best film to have ever come out of Hollywood. As one of the irredeemable 'males' who are responsive only to brute force, jump cuts, and endless blow-ups, I would like to say 'not fair'. Any woman who cannot take her man to this film is clearly a woman who has selected as her partner a desensitized, muscle-headed oaf. The pitiable thing is that Hollywood is capable of producing masterpieces but, by force of the profit motive, seldom bothers and, when it does bother, as in the case of Tell Me A Riddle, the film is given minimum distribution and quickly disappears from the rental and retail shelves as well as the television movie channels.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?