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I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 March 1982 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Shelley
Larry Barton ...
Harry
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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)  »

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Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures  »

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$6,968,359 (USA)
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Trivia

Second and final appearance of Ann-Margret in a filmed adaptation of a Neil Simon written work. The Cheap Detective (1978) was the first. See more »

Goofs

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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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

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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a total gem.
12 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what an outstanding and heart-tugging performance by DINAH. i never miss a rerun and go out of my way to see it. i can't believe she was not nominated for something. a perfect bit of acting by her and WALTER MATHAU. my wife says, "i guess you're.... just in love". the first time i saw the film was totally by accident. i was in a dentist's office for an appointment for teeth cleaning. the movie came on in the waiting room and after it was thirty minutes into filming the nurse came out and said "next". by a stroke of luck it was the last appointment of the day. i asked the dentist, who is also a dear friend, to let me continue watching. well, we both watched. the nurse had gone and he worked on my cleaning himself. he said it was worth it.


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