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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)  »

Also Known As:

Avec les compliments de l'auteur  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,279,260 (USA) (20 June 1982)

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$13,111,101 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is not a remake of the same titled 1915 short film Author! Author! (1915). 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 »

Quotes

Ivan: [finding Alice at a table with three champagne flutes; a single aspirin is in front of each] Why all the champagne?
Alice: I need it to take the aspirin.
Ivan: Why do you need aspirin?
Alice: Oh, champagne gives me a headache.
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References Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) 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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Highly enjoyable
24 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The only reason I saw this movie, was because Al Pacino was starring in it. I'm a huge fan of him and I don't want to miss any of his movies. "Author! Author!" is a highly enjoyable comedy-drama about a family guy and his many kids. Al Pacino plays a writer of stage plays who is dealing with some personal problems with his wife which also affects his writing.

Of course, "Author! Author!" isn't the best Al Pacino movie ever made, but it's certainly worth watching. This movie was a pleasant surprise. The director Arthur Hiller has also directed the timeless romantic classic "Love Story" with Ryan O'Neal. I think Al Pacino was worth his Golden Globe nomination.

Fine and well acted comedy-drama.

7,5/10


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