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Author! Author! (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 18 June 1982 (USA)
While facing the stress of his play being produced on Broadway, a playwright deals with having to raise his son, his stepdaughters, and his stepsons.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Gloria Travalian
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Morris Finestein
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Patrick Dicker
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Jackie Dicker
Eric Gurry ...
Igor
Elva Josephson ...
Bonnie (as Elva Leff)
B.J. Barie ...
Spike
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Debbie
Benjamin H. Carlin ...
Geraldo
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Kreplich
Ken Sylk ...
Roger Slessinger
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Lt. Glass
Tony Munafo ...
Officer Kapinsky
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Storyline

Playwright Travalian feels pulled limb from limb these days. He has a Broadway play in rehearsal and they want rewrites. His tramp wife is leaving him, leaving him as well with four children from her previous marriages plus his own son. And his lead actress wants to move in with him but isn't used to kids. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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Anyone can be a father. But not every father deserves a standing ovation. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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18 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Avec les compliments de l'auteur  »

Box Office

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$2,279,260 (USA) (18 June 1982)

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$10,576,604 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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This film's lead actor Al Pacino made his New York stage debut in 1968 in "The Indian Wants the Bronx" which was a play by this film's writer Israel Horovitz. Both won Obie Awards for it and had remained friends over the years and took the opportunity here to make a movie together. See more »

Goofs

In the theater scene immediately following meeting with Alice, Ivan sports an entirely new hair do. The play's director acknowledges it. Then the very next scene has Ivan exiting the subway station with his old hair do. See more »

Quotes

Ivan: GLORIA! GLOOOORIAAAAA!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' Home To You
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Michael Franks
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Author! Author! is very heartwarming!
11 January 2006 | by (Outside Phhiladelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie because it's a true "feel-good" movie. The kids in the movie certainly steal the show, making us laugh over and over again. We can all relate to some or all of the kids as we're taken back in time to the early 80's. Their innocent insights to grown up situations, as well as their comedic delivery make for a very funny movie. Al Pacino (the author!) leads us through this movie as the caring father of this group of kids, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, but always loving, and you simply can't go wrong with Al Pacino! Alan King's dry humor adds a really nice touch to the movie. Take the time to watch this movie with your family, it'll warm all your hearts! My husband and I need to replace our worn out copy, which we never tire of watching over and over.


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