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Memories of Me (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  October 1988 (USA)
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On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.

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Lisa
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Horace Bosco
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Stan Kantor
Joe 'Flash' Riley ...
Tango (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
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On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.

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Comedy | Drama

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October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Memories of Me - Das tragisch-komische Leben eines großartigen Versagers  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,965,604 (USA)
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Trivia

In many scenes throughout the movie, Billy Crystal is seen wearing either a sweatshirt or a t-shirt from New York University. Billy Crystal graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1970. See more »

Goofs

At Abe's funeral, there were flowers surrounding and on top of the casket. At Jewish funerals, flowers are not sent because it signifies a joyous occasion. See more »

Quotes

[Abbie reveals his father is alive]
Abbie: He lives in Los Angeles.
Lisa: What does he do?
Abbie: He's a professional embarrassment.
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References Inherit the Wind (1960) See more »

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funny yet touching.
10 October 2004 | by (mum,india) – See all my reviews

i watched memories of me on TV some time back and i instantly took a liking to it . in fact having also watched ' big fish ' and having liked the movie a lot as well , i felt it had shades of memories of me and forrest gump. where memories of me works for me is its story and the various ironies it hides . also the humor . what also works for me is that it really touched me

and it never was sentimental .i liked this movie. and dad with jack lemmon in it came out a year later . they both have similar stories but i liked ' memories of me ' more. straight from the heart , thats what the movie is . my favourite scene is the confrontation between the father and the son where they almost end up holding each other's collars. funny yet touching.


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