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I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 March 1982 (USA)
Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ... See full summary »

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Herbert Tucker
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Steffy Blondell
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Libby Tucker
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Gordon
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Larry Barton ...
Harry
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Marty
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Truck Driver
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Martin
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Monte Del Rey
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Larane
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Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby arrives in LA on a Tuesday and phones Dad the one night that Stephanie, who does Jane Fonda's hair, stays over. Stephanie is there the next morning when Libby decides she needs to tell her story face-to-face. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Libby Tucker hitchhiked from Brooklyn to take Hollywood by storm. And her father by surprise.

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Comedy | Drama

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26 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures  »

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$6,968,359 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fifth appearance by Walter Matthau in a screen adaptation of a Neil Simon play. The previous ones were The Odd Couple (1968); Plaza Suite (1971); The Sunshine Boys (1975) and California Suite (1978). The film was Matthau's penultimate Simon film, The Odd Couple II (1998) being his last. See more »

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In the closing scenes Libby is first seen sitting on the left side of the bus talking to her seat mate, then when Herb drives his car up next to the bus on the right side she sees him through the right side window. See more »

Quotes

Libby: [cursing in Spanish] ... and your father too, you shitheel!
Truck Driver: Spanish?
Libby: No, Jew, but in Brooklyn first we learn Spanish then English
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.86 (2010) See more »

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One Hello
Music & Lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Randy Crawford
Produced by Tommy LiPuma
(P) 1982 WEA International Inc.
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Touching movie - funny, tasteful, worth seeing again
11 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my and my wife's opinion(s) this picture ("I Ought To Be In Pictures") held our attention, made us laugh, and touched our heart strings. The plot is very believable and truly beautiful. Dinah Manoff and Walter Matthau were delightful. Ann-Margret's part was undoubtedly low-key, but we applaud her for being prepared to play it and play it well. (Who ever said an actress has always to play "knock-out" parts.) This is a movie we will buy for our collection of fine movies. Leonard Maltin's review rating: ** is an insult. We give it *** at least. We were thrilled to see Dinah Manoff playing a larger role than her role in "Ordinary People."


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