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Author! Author! (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  18 June 1982 (USA)
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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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Gloria Travalian
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Morris Finestein
Bob Elliott ...
Patrick Dicker
Ray Goulding ...
Jackie Dicker
Eric Gurry ...
Igor
Elva Josephson ...
Bonnie (as Elva Leff)
B.J. Barie ...
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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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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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18 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Avec les compliments de l'auteur  »

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

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$10,576,604 (USA)
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According to 'The New York Times', "The impetus for Author! Author! (1982) came out of a discussion the writer [Israel Horovitz] had with his three children". 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 »

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Travalian: No ex-husband of Gloria's ever has to apologize to me about anything. We're like a little club.
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Referenced in Frasier: Author, Author (1994) See more »

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Comin' Home To You
Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Michael Franks
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Wonderful! I remember seeing this as a kid...
16 May 2003 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

...this is a wonderful family film! It brings back memories from seeing it when I was much younger. It really is a truly special film that demonstrates how important family, even a non-traditional family, is -- especially when we are young. It demonstrates that children are aware of what is happening arond them, despite the fact that adults don't give them much credit for being intelligent. It also shows that "family" comes in many different forms, and sometimes the best family does not include the traditional "mom" and "dad" that we expect.


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