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That's Life! (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 October 1986 (USA)
Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives... See full summary »

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Holly Parrish
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Father Baragone
Jennifer Edwards ...
Megan Fairchild Bartlet
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Steve Larwin (as Rob Knepper)
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Larry Bartlet
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Josh Fairchild
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Janice Kern
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Fanny Ward
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Kate Fairchild
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Madame Carrie
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Corey (as Theodore Wilson)
Nicky Blair ...
Andre
Jordan Christopher ...
Dr. Keith Romanis
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Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives are further complicated by their three grown children, a ditsy neighbor, a fortune teller, and an alcoholic priest. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Blake Edwards' That's Life!  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$229,855 (USA) (28 September 1986)

Gross:

$4,079,895 (USA)
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Trivia

Third and final of three feature films that starred Jack Lemmon and were directed by Blake Edwards. The movies were That's Life! (1986), The Great Race (1965) and Days of Wine and Roses (1962). See more »

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Microphone shadow visible during party scene in the tent. See more »


Soundtracks

ROCK CAMPING
Performed by Ernie Watts
Courtesy of Qwest Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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That's Life!
23 March 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Many people dislike this film because of its melodramatic sentimentality, but I love it because Lemmon's performance is near perfect. I say this because as we see Harvey Fairchild suffer a mid life crisis, we see Jack Lemmon, the actor, suffer. This film was made in the years when Lemmon was going through problems of his own, with drinking and among other things. Lemmon captured numerous demons through the performance of Harvey, plus I think the film is good in general. Robert Loggia is another favorite of mine and he, along with his Oscar nod in the same year for "Jagged Edge," is simply wonderful as Harvey's friend and priest who drinks as people give their confessions. Sally Kellerman is also a delight.


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