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Release Date:
13 September 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(507 articles)
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 (From Cineplex. 17 November 2014, 7:28 AM, PST)

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 (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 13 November 2014, 7:18 AM, PST)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 24)

Roger Ebert ... Himself - Host / ... (257 episodes, 1986-2006)

Gene Siskel ... Himself - Host / ... (187 episodes, 1986-1999)
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Series Directed by
Michael B. Wall (9 episodes, 2008)
Don DuPree (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Produced by
David Plummer .... supervising producer / assistant producer / ... (143 episodes, 1999-2008)
Annie Porter .... coordinating producer (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
Pamela Wessmann .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Cleland .... associate producer / executive producer (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Andrea Gronvall .... producer (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Carie Lovstad .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Larry Dieckhaus .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Janet LaMonica .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 1996)
David Kodeski .... assistant producer (1 episode, 1999-2007)

Don DuPree .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
 
Series Original Music by
JJ Lee (50 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chris Lord (50 episodes, 2008-2009)

David Feldestein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Greg Connors .... colorist (unknown episodes, 1986)
 
Series Other crew
Sara Martin .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Katie Muren .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2008)
Lauren Willems .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
Janet LaMonica .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Barbara Warren .... publicist (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Siskel & Ebert & the Movies" - USA (original title)
"At the Movies" - USA (new title)
"Ebert & Roeper" - International (English title) (new title)
"Ebert & Roeper and the Movies" - USA (new title)
"Roger Ebert & the Movies" - USA (new title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In May 1998, Gene Siskel had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain. For several weeks he did the show via telephone from his hospital bed.See more »
Quotes:
Gene Siskel:[reviewing "Highlander 2: The Quickening"] I read about this picture and do you know that it cost 34 million dollars to make?
Roger Ebert:You're kidding me!
Gene Siskel:Shot in Argentina... where did the money go?
Roger Ebert:34 million, they must have had a limousine every time they went to the john.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ebert & Roeper review, 17 December 2002
Author: Don McCullen from Colorado Springs, Colorado

The loss of Gene Siskel put to end one of greatest TV relationships. That being Siskel along with Roger Ebert. These two movie critics who worked for rival newspapers in Chicago (Siskel worked at the Tribune, and Ebert work for the Sun-Times) were put together to see if they could work together. Indeed they worked very well. So well they had to switch producers/distributors TWICE, and by the time they did they show for Disney their "Two Thumbs Up" became the standard in movie industry.

Now Richard Roeper has taken on Gene Siskel role, with the power of the "Thumb" along with it. Roeper is not Siskel and nor should he be. Unlike Siskel, Roeper also works at the Sun-Times along with Ebert, and because of this someone might ask can Roeper think for himself? Indeed Roeper can and quite frequently these two critics can give a split vote on movies. Roeper also gives the audience that is someone younger to interact with an elder critic. Roeper was in his teens when Siskel and Ebert started their TV friendship

The show itself is done at a faster pace and their Thumb up/down is shown during the review as well as at recap of the show. The set is now a hybrid of an average TV Set and a Movie theater balcony. Who would put video monitors in the back of a movie theater anyway LOL.

Ebert and Roeper will never be a `Siskel & Ebert' but it does show the movie review program still has some gas in the tank left. How much? I don't know, just enjoy the ride. Even I think their are both nuts at times. Most movie critics are.

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