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Writer:
Jonathan Reynolds (written by)
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Release Date:
21 December 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Micki was the only woman he ever wanted to marry. Until he met Maude. So, he did what any honorable man would do. He married them both.
Plot:
A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
Blake Edwards: 1922 - 2010
 (From IMDb News. 16 December 2010, 11:07 AM, PST)

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Dud The Stud See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dudley Moore ... Rob Salinger

Amy Irving ... Maude Salinger

Ann Reinking ... Micki Salinger

Richard Mulligan ... Leo Brody

George Gaynes ... Dr. Eugene Glztszki

Wallace Shawn ... Dr. Elliot Fibel

John Pleshette ... Hap Ludlow

H.B. Haggerty ... Barkhas Guillory
Lu Leonard ... Nurse Mary Verbeck

Priscilla Pointer ... Diana Hutchison
Robert Symonds ... Ezra Hutchison

George Coe ... Governor Lanford

Gustav Vintas ... Dr. Kondoleon
Ken Olfson ... Interior Decorator

Philippe Denham ... TV Cameraman
Emma Walton ... Maude's Nurse
Ruth Silveira ... Micki's Nurse
Jack 'Wildman' Armstrong ... Jack 'Wildman' Armstrong

André the Giant ... Andre the Giant (as Andre Rousimmoff)
Big John Studd ... Big John Stud (as John Minton)
Chief Jay Strongbow ... Himself (as Joe Scarpa)
John J. Flynn Jr. ... Madman O'Rourke
Gene LeBell ... Wrestling Referee (as Gene Le Bell)
Wiley Harker ... Oliver Cushing III
Tina Theberge ... Maid of Honor
Jim Giggins ... Newscaster

Roger Rose ... Newscaster

Tiiu Leek ... Newscaster
Jamie Abbott ... Frank Lanford
Christa Denton ... Alice Lanford
Robby Kiger ... Ehren Lanford
Paul Bright ... Teenager on Bike
Robert Nadder ... Geologist
Hanna Hertelendy ... Admissions Clerk
Billy Beck ... Finn
Lou Felder ... Sales Clerk
Virginia Kiser ... Mrs. Lanford
Jerry Martin ... Security Guard
Gerry Gibson ... Ben Sitkowitz
Edith Fields ... Valerie Sitkowitz
Arthur Lessac ... Bailiff
Ed Call ... Campaign Manager (as Edward Call)
Aphasia Peters ... 7 Year Old Girl
Jessica Rubin ... 7 Year Old Girl
Jamie McEnnan ... 5 Year Old Boy (as Jaime McEnnan)
Hailey McAfee ... 5 Year Old Girl
Marc Harris ... 3 Year Old Boy
Avianka Guzman ... 3 Year Old Girl
Patrick Sean Murphy ... Male Model
Nick Coddington ... Male Model
Doug Donatelli ... Male Model
Peter Nicholas ... Male Model

Joe Davis ... Male Model
Sam Cupae ... Male Model (as Sam Cupáe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Conklin ... Baby Maude
Sean Conklin ... Baby Maude
Steven Ameche ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Jack Mattis ... Max - Maitre d' (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Guard Yelling at Salinger (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Reynolds (written by)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... producer
Lou Antonio .... executive producer
Trish Caroselli .... associate producer
Jonathan D. Krane .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Rodger Maus 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Senter 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Ethel Robins Richards 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
 
Makeup Department
John Isaacs .... hair designer (as John Isaacs of Michaeljohn)
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist (as Gary D. Liddiard)
Shirley Padgett .... hair stylist: Dudley Moore
K.G. Ramsey .... hair stylist (as Ramsey)
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alan Levine .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Kelley .... second assistant director
Mickey McCardle .... first assistant director
Joseph Paul Moore .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael C. Ayers .... property master (as M.C. Ayers)
Richard Baum .... assistant property master
Michael J. Smith .... construction coordinator
Rainer G. Gruetzmacher .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound mixer
Gilbert D. Marchant .... supervising sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy L. Downey .... special effects
 
Stunts
Richard Drown .... stunt double
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Armando Contreras .... key grip
Larry Gilhooly .... gaffer
Len Hekel .... still photographer
David J. McGraw .... video operator
Richard Tim Vanik .... camera operator (as Tim Vanik)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Martinelli .... costume supervisor
Patrick R. Norris .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Robert Pergament .... assistant editor
Deborah Roberts .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Alf Clausen .... additional orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
John Fare .... music coach
John C. Hammell .... music editor
Joe Lopes .... music coordinator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Lynne Birdt .... production accountant
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott-Griffin)
Lindsey Jones .... unit publicist
Linda Klein .... medical technical advisor
Elton MacPherson .... production controller
Paul J. Memmi .... translator
Jane Prosnit .... production coordinator
Ronald M. Quigley .... location manager
Jay Alan Samit .... video technical consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Micki & Maude" - Australia (TV title), International (English title) (alternative spelling)
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Runtime:
118 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
First film at the time, around a decade, that Blake Edwards was not also credited as a writer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the wives go to the OB/GYNE they go into rooms next to each other. Micki goes into an exam room on the right with the nurse's desk clearly to the right. However, when she is seen exiting, she exits an exam room that is blocked by the nurse's desk area.See more »
Quotes:
Nurse Mary Verbeck:[telling a spaced out Micki about Rob's infidelity] I have some bad news, Mrs. Salinger. Dr. Fibel and I... how shall I put this. Dr. Fibel and I...
Micki Salinger:It's okay, I know.
Nurse Mary Verbeck:You do?
Micki Salinger:Yes.
Nurse Mary Verbeck:And you don't mind?
Micki Salinger:Why should I mind?
Nurse Mary Verbeck:Frankly, I'm shocked.
Micki Salinger:What am I supposed to do cancel surgery because my doctor's having an affair with his nurse?
Nurse Mary Verbeck:What?
Micki Salinger:[laughing hysterically] You're having an affair with Dr. Fibel.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
On the Sunny Side of the StreetSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Dud The Stud, 30 August 2005
Author: Bill Slocum (bill.slocum@gmail.com) from Greenwich, CT United States

"Did you ever have to make up your mind?/Say yes to one, and leave the other behind..."

Rob Salinger's life becomes a Lovin' Spoonful song when the television reporter hooks up with a friendly cellist and they make a baby. Rob, a frustrated wanna-be father, figures he will never get a child with the career-centered woman he is married to and decides to divorce her. But he is hit for a wallop when a rapt Mrs. Salinger tells him that she is pregnant, too, and eager to embrace a new domesticity with him. It's tough enough making up one's mind when there's two people involved, let alone four, and so Rob decides to make a go of it and tough it out by marrying the cellist, supporting his wife, and juggling like mad.

A charming Blake Edwards comedy struggles to get out of the gate with some tedious exposition and some disturbing insights into the central characters. Rob's devotion to parenting is mitigated by his deceitful way with women who love him. The cellist, Maude, doesn't seem bothered about picking off a married guy. Wife Micki is so selfish she even goes to an abortion clinic without telling her husband, who in turn has no qualms keeping her in the dark about Maude so he can use her as his personal incubator. Here's a couple both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate can agree on disliking.

But a funny thing happens as the film progresses. It gets funny. Very funny. Dudley Moore plays Rob with comic abandon and flair, playing off his character's monomania in such a way we not only enjoy it but come to root for it. There's a great scene with Richard Mulligan, playing Leo his boss at work, where Rob ponders how to tell Micki the truth, only to find he can't. Leo says just tell her the truth, he knocked up another woman and she's having a baby.

Rob demurs. That's a little rough.

Tell her: "We're naming the baby after you," Leo suggests. Ouch.

Also helping a lot are the women in the story, Ann Reinking as Micki and Amy Irving as Maude. Neither are natural comediennes, and Reinking gave up filmwork after this, but both are terrific foils, setting up laughs for Moore and generating some of their own, like with Micki's drug-induced hysteria while in labor and Maude's way of playacting with monster movies on TV. Both also establish a believable intimacy with Moore's character, which makes his dilemma understandable if not heroic.

For his part, Moore delivers a stellar central performance, full of heart and conviction, and many painful-looking pratfalls. Only praying mantises sacrifice more in pursuit of fatherhood than does poor Rob.

Moore won a Golden Globe for his performance here, a pretty amazing feat given the four other comedy nominees that year were Bill Murray in "Ghostbusters," Eddie Murphy in "Beverly Hills Cop," Steve Martin in "All Of Me," and Robin Williams in "Moscow On The Hudson." That's a Murderers Row of talent, each a career role in great careers, and while I'd pick Martin myself, I think Moore deserved something for his great work. I'm glad he got it.

Like many Blake Edwards comedies, this one rolls to a fine finish, actually an amazingly sustained one with two big payoffs, one at a doctor's office where the two women both show up, and the other, of course, at the hospital while both are giving birth. In addition to Mulligan, there's fine supporting work from Lu Leonard as a suspicious nurse and Gustav Vintas as a prickly Germanic doctor. But it's Moore's baby, or babies, and he carries them to the finish line in fine form.

The movie's not perfect. The beginning is weak and overlong, as said, and there are some silly bits of Moore at work which feature some labored comedy. Frankly, one reason I'd've give the Globe to Moore is that he had less of a script to work with than the other fine actors, that and Moore never really had any great comedies of his own like they did. It seems fair the underdog won this one time. M&M is a solid charmer, and a nice way of remembering a fine actor at his apex.

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