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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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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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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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$11,957,943 (USA)
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The original Broadway theatre production of "Brighton Beach Memoirs" was directed by actor-producer-director Gene Saks who also directed this film version. Saks also directed the Simon written films The Odd Couple (1968), Barefoot in the Park (1967), and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972). Saks also co-starred in Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975). See more »

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[Eugene is explaining his intense desire to play for the Yankees]
Eugene: I'll never make it with the Yankees. All the great Yankees are Italian. My mother makes spaghetti with ketchup - what chance do I have?
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Written and arranged by Ray Musiker
Performed by The Neshoma Orchestra
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Excellent Movie About Growing up and Family Values
24 April 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The viewer who said he was disappointed seems to be wildly missing the point here. This is a superb movie, excellent and realistic portrayals of a middle class Jewish family in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, of long ago. The nuances are perfect and I felt the casting of everyone was superior. I especially found the acting done by Judith Ivey just perfection---especially the speech she has with her daughter when the daughter comes home late one night. That scene was Oscar worthy. But, really, all the acting was fine. I recommend this movie. It is a fun, family film and delightful to see how a lovely middle class family lived in Brooklyn so long ago. See it and you will be glad you did. Has some very funny lines and the Eugene character is a real comedian--very funny.


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