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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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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 ...
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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They share the laughter, the love, the frustration... and the bathroom. See more »


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18 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

The name of the play that Ivan Travalian (Al Pacino) wrote, his first in two years, was "English with Tears". See more »

Goofs

When Ivan and Alice meet at the plaza, Alice has 3 glasses of champagne and 3 aspirin in front of her, which she sips from and swallows during the conversation. She takes more than 3 aspirin, although 3 are clearly shown. And the liquid levels in the champagne glasses change from shot to shot. See more »

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Drug Dealer: You shove, shoot it, snort it. I gotta sell it.
Travalian: Look, my kid's in the business.
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Featured in Biography: Al Pacino: Inside Out (2001) 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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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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