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(1986)

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The movie was shot in the Malibu beach-side home of director Blake Edwards and actress wife Julie Andrews.
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Jack Lemmon's real-life son, Chris Lemmon, plays his movie-son "Josh", whilst Jack Lemmon's wife Felicia Farr plays a fortune teller.
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Julie Andrews' stepdaughter, Jennifer Edwards (with Blake Edwards, the film's director) and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton play her children in this film.
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In one scene, Harvey's wife, takes him to the beach where a large electrical sign reads "Happy Birthday". Originally, she was to lead him to the beach as filmed but the Goodyear blimp flies over with the birthday message. Because the camera could not be set up on time for the shot, it could not be used and the blimp was called off (which is why the Goodyear company gets mentioned in the end credits). The chief electrician Ben Batzdorff suggested the alternative and he and his crew put it together on the beach.
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Parts of Malibu were on fire and the crew had to leave the location before the authorities closed the road leading out (Carbon Canyon). The Edwards' house was never in any danger.
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The scene where Julie Andrews and Sally Kellerman walk on the beach at sunrise had to be postponed three times due to early morning fog. Blake Edwards wanted the sun in the shot.
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The script was pretty much written on a day-by-day basis.
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One of many numerous collaborations of composer Henry Mancini and director Blake Edwards.
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The song "Life in a Looking Glass", composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, was both Academy Oscar and Golden Globe award nominated for Best Song and Golden Raspberry Award Nominated for the Razzie for Worst Song. The tune won none of them.
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The picture was an independent production. The movie was predominantly financed by Blake Edwards and was produced outside of the studio system. The picture however was distributed by Columbia Pictures in the USA, continuing the strong relationship that Edwards had with Columbia during the 1980s, where the studio had been the production house for many of the movies he had directed during this decade.
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One of eight credited collaborations where actress Julie Andrews starred in a feature directed by her husband Blake Edwards. The films include 10 (1979), S.O.B. (1981), That's Life! (1986), Darling Lili (1970), The Tamarind Seed (1974), Victor Victoria (1982) (cinema movie), Victor/Victoria (1995) (television musical) and The Man Who Loved Women (1983).
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According to film critic Leonard Maltin, "director-writer [Blake] Edwards gave co-screenplay credit to his own psychiatrist!" for Edwards' earlier movie The Man Who Loved Women (1983). That was Hollywood psychoanalyst Milton Wexler who then worked again on That's Life! (1986) with Edwards which became the second of two screen-writing collaborations of Edwards and Wexler, the pair working together here around three years after The Man Who Loved Women (1983).
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This marked the only time that legendary stars Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews worked together in a movie.
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Chris Lemmon, the lookalike son of Jack Lemmon, appeared with his father in two films, Dad (1989) and That's Life! (1986).
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Emma Walton Hamilton learned to play "Sentimental Journey" on the saxophone for the film's finale. She would often be in her room in the Edwards' Malibu home practicing the piece with an instructor. She got pretty good at it, too.
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Olivia Newton-John was often on the set to be with her then husband, Matt Lattanzi. She was expecting their first child at the time.
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The working title of the film was "Crisis".
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Because it was a non-union shoot, picketers appeared at Blake Edwards's house to disrupt shooting. Problems were resolved between the film-maker and the union.
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Blake Edwards had some health problems prior to the shoot, so work days were exceptionally short for a major film.
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The picture has been dubbed somewhat of a family affair. A number of the members of the family of actor Jack Lemmon, actress Julie Andrews, and her husband, director Blake Edwards, appeared in this movie.
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Final film [to date, June 2013] of actress Felicia Farr, the wife the film's co-lead star Jack Lemmon.
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The movie was filmed around late September, October and November 1985.
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This 1986 release was the first cinema movie that Felicia Farr, the actress wife of Jack Lemmon, had appeared in for thirteen years, Farr's last having been the Walter Matthau starrer Charley Varrick (1973) in 1973.
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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).
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One of two cinema movies written and directed by Blake Edwards and first released in the year of 1986. The pictures were That's Life! (1986) and A Fine Mess (1986).
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Although Julie Andrews plays a singer, she does not sing a note in this film. The film's theme song is sung by Tony Bennett over the closing credits.
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Anthony Richmond replaced Harry Stradling Jr. as cinematographer.
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Felicia Farr: Jack Lemmon's wife as fortune teller Madame Carrie.
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