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Rich and Famous -- Candice Bergen and Jacqueline Bissett portray two successful but different writers whose friendship spans 25 years, through college, marriage, and fame.


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Release Date:
9 October 1981 (USA) See more »
From the very beginning, they knew they'd be friends to the end. What they didn't count on was everything in between.
Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jacqueline Bisset ... Liz Hamilton

Candice Bergen ... Merry Noel Blake

David Selby ... Douglas 'Doug' Blake

Hart Bochner ... Christopher 'Chris' Adams

Steven Hill ... Jules Levi

Meg Ryan ... Debby Blake, 18 Years

Matt Lattanzi ... Jim, the Boy

Daniel Faraldo ... Ginger Trinidad

Nicole Eggert ... Debby Blake, 8 Years
Joe Maross ... Martin Fornam
Kres Mersky ... Judy Heller
Cloyce Morrow ... Martha Antilles

Cheryl Robinson ... UCLA Voice (voice)

Allan Warnick ... Desk Clerk
Ann Risley ... Max's Wife
Damion Scheller ... Max's Son
Haley Fox ... Max's Daughter

Fay Kanin ... Professor Fields
Tara Simpson ... Stewardess
Herb Graham ... Waiter
Charlotte Moore ... Cartier Clerk
William G. Schilling ... Waldorf-Astoria Doorman (as William Schilling)
John Perkins ... Limo Driver
Herbert Bress ... Waiter in Hallway (as Herb Bress)
Alan Berliner ... Photographer
Don Bachardy ... Malibu Party Guest
Ruth Storey ... Malibu Party Guest (as Ruth Conte)
Marsha A. Hunt ... Malibu Party Guest (as Marsha Hunt)

Christopher Isherwood ... Malibu Party Guest
Pola Miller ... Malibu Party Guest

Paul Morrissey ... Malibu Party Guest
Jennifer Nairn-Smith ... Malibu Party Guest
Karen Somerville ... Malibu Party Guest
Roger Vadim ... Malibu Party Guest
Sandra Smith Allyn ... Literary Party Guest
Frances Bergen ... Literary Party Guest

Ray Bradbury ... Literary Party Guest

Ellen Brill ... Literary Party Guest
Gwen Davis ... Literary Party Guest
Frank De Felitta ... Literary Party Guest
Michael Dewell ... Literary Party Guest

Nina Foch ... Literary Party Guest
Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey ... Literary Party Guest
Oliver Hailey ... Literary Party Guest

Randal Kleiser ... Literary Party Guest

Gavin Lambert ... Literary Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Brandon ... Max (uncredited)

Dick Cavett ... Himself (uncredited)

Merv Griffin ... Himself (uncredited)
Betty Keeney ... Malibu Party Guest (uncredited)

Dack Rambo ... Kent (uncredited)

Directed by
George Cukor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Ayres 
John Van Druten  play

Produced by
William Allyn .... producer
Jacqueline Bisset .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
Cinematography by
Donald Peterman  (as Don Peterman)
Film Editing by
John F. Burnett 
Production Design by
Jan Scott 
Art Direction by
Fred Harpman 
Set Decoration by
Donald J. Remacle  (as Don Remacle)
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge 
Makeup Department
Candida Conery .... hair stylist (as Candy Conery)
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist
Martin Samuel .... hair style designer: Miss Bergen
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
Edward Ternes .... makeup artist (as Ed Ternes)
Bob Grimaldi .... hair stylist: New York (uncredited)
Production Management
Bill Badalato .... unit production manager: New York (as William Badalato)
Dennis E. Jones .... unit production manager (as Dennis Jones)
Ira Loonstein .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Quinn .... first assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... second assistant director: New York (as Joseph Reidy)
Tom Seidman .... second assistant director
Carol Green .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Alan Hicks .... set decorator: New York
David Moll .... property master (as David C. Moll)
Jimmy Raitt .... property master: New York (as James Raitt)
Robert Reilly .... property master: New York (as Bob Reilly)
Daniel Robert .... set decorator: New York (as Dan Robert)
James A. Taylor .... art director: New York exteriors
Jack Buchman .... leadman: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Jim Fredericks .... set dresser: New York (uncredited)
Harry Kaven .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Martin A. Kline .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Allan Lotta .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Alan Mitchell .... assistant property master: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Rick Sternbach .... illustrator (uncredited)
Paul Wilson .... assistant property master: New York (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hochman .... sound editor
C. Darin Knight .... sound (as Darin Knight)
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank M. Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald A. Bolger .... boom operator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Charles J. Bond .... cable person: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
John Fundus .... boom operator: New York (uncredited)
Peter Ilardi .... sound mixer: New York (uncredited)
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Linda Murphy .... cable person: New York (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larry Roberts .... special effects
Edward Drohan .... special effects: New York (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Catharine Bushnell .... still photographer: New York
Angelo Di Giacomo .... second assistant camera: New York (as Angelo Digiacomo)
Craig DiBona .... camera operator: New York (as Craig Dibona)
Peter Eco .... director of photography: New York
Lawrence Grauman .... second assistant camera (as Larry Grauman)
Gerald A. King .... key grip
Dan Lerner .... camera operator: New York
Kal Manning .... gaffer
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Nick McLean .... camera operator
Robert Paone .... first assistant camera: New York
Keith Peterman .... first assistant camera
Jonathan Smith .... first assistant camera: New York
John Verardi .... second assistant camera: New York
Jerry DeBlau .... best boy: New York (uncredited)
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer: New York (uncredited)
John Mazzola .... best boy: New York (uncredited)
Ron Mazzola .... key grip: New York (uncredited)
John Palka .... best boy: MGM (uncredited)
Ed Quinn .... dolly grip: New York (uncredited)
Ken M. Suzuki .... best boy: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: New York
Jane Feinberg .... casting: Los Angeles
Mike Fenton .... casting: Los Angeles
Howard Feuer .... casting: New York
Jeremy Ritzer .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Cain .... costume supervisor: women
Bruce Ericksen .... costume supervisor
Peggy Thorin .... costume supervisor: women
Donna Tomas .... assistant costume designer
Lee Austin .... costume supervisor: New York (uncredited)
Michelle Nezwazky .... costumer: women, New York (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Bob Ramae .... assistant editor
Location Management
Peter R. McIntosh .... location manager: New York (as Peter McIntosh)
Paul Pav .... location manager
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
William Saracino .... music editor
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Georges Delerue .... conductor (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Rodney Lee Bennett .... driver: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Benny D. Bullock .... driver: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Rudy Camacho .... transportation captain: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Michael Fennell .... transportation captain: New York (uncredited)
Gary Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Lou Leucart .... driver: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Don Pierce .... driver: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Other crew
Karen Day .... location auditor
Amy Kastens .... unit publicist
Sandy Lawrence .... production secretary
Florence Nerlinger .... production coordinator: New York
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Mary Ann Braubach .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Irene Burns .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Rick Derby .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dixie Fusillo .... estimator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Dixie Fusillo .... location auditor: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Sam Irvin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kevin King .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Tracy Tynan .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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117 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Cameo: [Marsha Hunt]The veteran actress as a Malibu party guest.See more »
Continuity: Merry is in bed when she suddenly comes up with title for her next novel - "Home Cookin'". But a moment later, when she rushes into her office, that title is already scrawled across the blackboard where she jots down her ideas.See more »
Merry Noel Blake:Liz is bein' a simple bitch is what we call it down home!
Merry Noel Blake:Well, we're not down home! We're way out west! Atlanta has fallen haven't you heard? Sherman has spared us any more wisdom from that quotable capital of the south!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Remote Control (1988)See more »
On The Sunny Side of the StreetSee more »


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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
My brief review of the film, 18 January 2006
Author: sol- from Perth, Australia

This was the last film that George Cukor directed, and the subject matter - looking at how a friendship develops over time - is appropriate content for a swan song from a director who had made many very different films over the years. However, as fitting as the premise might seem, the film is certainly not a high note for Cukor to end his career on. It is uneven in tone, and jumps through time without giving the impression that it is doing so, as the characters hardly change or age. It is no help that the characters are hard to like either, or that Bergen is an annoyance to have on screen. Bisset handles her part fairly well on the other hand, and she is able to pull through despite the excessive sexual antics given to her character. The film suffers from being too talkative too, but the dialogue does contain some wit, and there are some amusing moments in the mix. Overall, it is not a strong end to George Cukor's career, and it is not even a particularly good film. Still, for Bisset and Cukor completists, there will enough of interest here to be worth a look.

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