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Bill Cosby: Himself -- A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

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Bill Cosby (written by)
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Release Date:
20 May 1983 (USA) See more »
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Bill Cosby ... Himself

Directed by
Bill Cosby  (as William H. Cosby Jr.)
 
Writing credits
Bill Cosby (written by) (as William H. Cosby Jr.)

Produced by
Bill Cosby .... executive producer (as William H. Cosby Jr.)
James B. Herring .... associate producer
Mary E. Waller .... associate producer
Joseph M. Wilcots .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Joseph M. Wilcots 
 
Film Editing by
Rachel Igel 
Daniel J. Johnson (co-editor)
Ken Johnson 
Steve Livingston 
 
Production Management
Mary E. Waller .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Shepherd .... assistant director
 
Art Department
James Langham .... assistant carpenter: Hamilton Place
Donald Munn .... carpenter: Hamilton Place
 
Sound Department
David Balan .... sound recording engineer
Tony Blaschuk .... assistant sound: Hamilton Place
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Neil Muncy .... sound recording mixer
Carroll Pratt .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald Stewart .... sound: Hamilton Place
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul F. Birkett .... camera operator (as Paul Birkett)
Nick Brooks .... camera operator
Janek Croyden .... second assistant camera
Tom Gaylor .... chief lighting technician: Hamilton Place
David Herrington .... first assistant camera
John Holosko .... first assistant camera
David Kelly .... first assistant camera (as Dave Kelly)
David A. Makin .... second assistant camera (as David Makin)
Joachim Martin .... first assistant camera (as Jock Martin)
Rick Mason .... camera operator
Trevor McAnuff .... assistant lighting technician: Hamilton Place
David O'Keefe .... camera operator
Raul 'Rocket' Randla .... second assistant camera
Jack Rowand .... still photographer
Ernest Spiteri .... first assistant camera
Matt Tundo .... collaborating director of photography: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Rajari .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Christopher K. Gee .... editorial staff (as Chris Gee)
Rachel Igel .... editorial staff
Dan Johnson .... editorial staff
Marge Sokolow .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Bill Cosby .... composer: song "It Was a Good Idea at the Time"
Stu Gardner .... composer: song "It Was a Good Idea at the Time"
Grover Washington Jr. .... composer: song "Just the Slew of Us"
 
Other crew
Jim Boutilier .... follow spot operator
Tom Burrows .... general manager: Hamilton Place
Mattie Caruthers .... script supervisor
Jim Hanson .... follow spot operator
Brad Kinnan .... staging technician
Jay Klassen .... staging technician
Walter Korenowsky .... property: Hamilton Place
Dave Mann .... rehearsal stand-in
Jane Reid .... production coordinator: Hamilton Place
Doug Rogers .... staging technician
Judith Rubin .... production assistant
Bill Vanderpol .... staging technician
Mary E. Waller .... production accountant
 

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Also Known As:
"Bill Cosby, Himself" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
105 min
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Color (Medallion Film Lab)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Bill Cosby, he improvised the part when his children sing "Dad is great/Gave us the chocolate cake!"See more »
Quotes:
Bill Cosby:My parents never smiled... because I had brain damage. My wife and I don't smile because our children are LOADED with it. Oh, my parents smile now, whenever they come over to the house and see how much trouble I'm having. Oh, they have a ball! "Havin' a li'l trouble, huh, son?"See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby (2009) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Just the Slew of UsSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Master at work...., 14 August 1999
Author: Mister-6 from United States

A couple of years before "The Cosby Show" debuted and rejuvenated his career, Bill Cosby did a filmed concert, reviewing his opinions on drugs, alcohol, dentists, natural childbirth, child rearing and what really makes good parents.

In short, just being the Cos.

"Bill Cosby, Himself" is one of the only films I have laughed at so hard that I had to lie down for minutes afterwards. It's almost like this concert film was just a continuous string of highlights. But it works so well because the Cos sees so much of the truth in families, from both the parent's and the child's points of view. Everything rings true, and therefore, the humor reveals itself naturally.

Aside from the drug and alcohol routines, "Bill Cosby, Himself" is a perfect film for the entire family. Every member can see a little bit of themselves in one routine or another. No wonder Bill Cosby remains the great comedian he is today: he's still a family man.

Ten stars. Perfect.

Thanks, Cos.

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