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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 December 1986 (USA)
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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Nora
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Blanche
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Jack
Brian Drillinger ...
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Frank Murphy
Bette Henritze ...
Mrs. Murphy
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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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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,580,750 (USA) (28 December 1986)

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$11,957,943 (USA)
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Jason Alexander plays one of the men in the pool hall who con Stanley. On Broadway, he played the role of Stanley in the sequel to Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Broadway Bound (1992). See more »

Quotes

Eugene: Stanley, how do girls... do it?
Stanley: Eugene, I'm dealing with a major problem in my life right now. I don't have time to describe girls masturbating for you!
Eugene: Just draw me a picture, I brought a pencil. You want crayons? Maybe you should do it in color.
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Followed by Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) See more »

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Infatuation
Written by Walter G. Samuels and Leonard Whitcup
Performed George Hall and His Orchestra
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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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