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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  25 December 1986 (USA)
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to ... See full summary »

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Kate
Stacey Glick ...
Laurie
Lisa Waltz ...
Nora
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Blanche
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Jack
Brian Drillinger ...
Stanley
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Frank Murphy
Bette Henritze ...
Mrs. Murphy
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Mr. Stroheim
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Mr. Farber
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Mr. Greenblatt
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Mrs. Laski
Alan Weeks ...
Andrew
Marilyn Cooper ...
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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The heart-winning story based on his award-winning play. See more »

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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,957,943 (USA)
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Trivia

When Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" play was launched on Broadway, Simon had another play, "Actors and Actresses" playing in an out-of-town tryout and a penned feature film Max Dugan Returns (1983) in national cinema release. See more »

Quotes

[Eugene is spying on a neighbor woman undressing when his cousin Laurie knocks on the door]
Laurie: Eugene, your father wants you to go to the store to get ice cream.
Eugene: Tell him I'm busy... ice cream? Wait a minute, I'll be right there.
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I love this movie!

One of my favorite movies. Great cast, lead by Jonathan Silverman and Blythe Danner. Serious drama situations with brilliant comedic punches. An exact mixture of character and story. Real people with real problems, and everyone has a different relationship with each family member. Sensitively moves from slightly-sad to hilariously-funny. Read the quotes. This is the best adaptation of a Neil Simon play.

If you wanna see more of Eugene check Biloxi Blues (starring Matthew Broderick who played in both stage versions) is OK, a bit on a darker side. Get away from the made-for-TV Broadway Bound.


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