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Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  15 August 1980 (USA)
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Cleveland 1951. Pre-med student Artie Shoemaker dreams not so much of a medical career but a life in the theater, against the wishes of his working class parents. Despite having no ... See full summary »

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Harry Crystal
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Ramona
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Artie Shoemaker (as Thomas Hulce)
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Mr. Shoemaker
Herbert Berghof ...
Dr. Julius Fuldauer
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Mickey Bellinger
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Fibby Geyer
George Morfogen ...
Sherman Sprat
Marshall Colt ...
Cooky
Anthony Mannino ...
D'Angeli
Rose Arrick ...
Mrs. Shoemaker
William Robertson ...
Mr. Henry
Steve Levitt ...
Westervelt
Randy Stumpf ...
Loomis
Mark Keyloun ...
Hlavacek
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Cleveland 1951. Pre-med student Artie Shoemaker dreams not so much of a medical career but a life in the theater, against the wishes of his working class parents. Despite having no experience in the theater whatsoever, he is hired as the props man at the Kempton Hills Park Theater, an open air venue that is part of the summer stock circuit. The resident leading man at Kempton Hills is Harry Crystal who, along with some of the other more experienced company members, is working toward more lucrative and higher profile acting jobs. For most, including Harry, the goal is back to Broadway. For some, that Broadway dream is more a delusion than a true possibility. Despite being a bit of a divo, which grates on many of the other crew members, Harry takes inexperienced Artie under his wing both in terms of guiding him through his current position in props, as well as a general life in the theater. Part of that general life includes romantic couplings, the person who Artie ultimately chooses, ... Written by Huggo

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On stage, Harry Crystal is sheer magic. In the wings, Artie Shoemaker is learning his tricks!

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Deine Lippen, deine Augen  »

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When Artie and his father are driving in the truck, discussing Artie's future, passing trees are reflected on the windshield. At the end of the conversation, a street light is reflected that did not exist in 1951 (the setting of the movie). See more »

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Harry Crystal: There's one thing you learn in this business, and you keep on learning it: There's always a bigger agent, there's always a better part, and there's always a prettier girl.
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lure of theater
16 December 2001 | by (austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I was intrigued by this movie, because it was shot in my hometown of Cleveland -- actually at Cain Park (Summer) Theater in Cleveland Heights.

A pre-med student, Tom Hulce, takes a summer job as a prop man at Cain Park. He meets perennial summer actor-singer, Frank Langella. The veteran Frank still has dreams of making it big on Broadway, but it likely will never happen. However, he manages to impart his dreams of the theater onto Hulce, who by the end of the movie, loses his virginity and commits his hopes to the theater rather than medicine.

Fine acting by Hulce, Langella, Glynnis O'Connor and Kevin McCarthy, who has a small part as a lecherous agent near the end of the movie. He dashes Langella's hopes again, but Langella acquires another agent "who can get him places that (the mcCarthy character) can only dream of."




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