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Memories of Me (1988)

 -  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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Abbie
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Lisa
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Dorothy Davis
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Horace Bosco
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Al (Broccoli)
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Joe Shea ...
Stan Kantor
Joe 'Flash' Riley ...
Tango (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
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Angry Man
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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:

A Caminho da Calif√≥rnia  »

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$3,965,604 (USA)
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Trivia

Abe introduces Abbie to Sean Connery, who happens to walk by dressed as a U.S. Army officer. Connery was actually in costume for the filming of The Presidio (1988), and did the cameo appearance in between takes. 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

Lisa: I have this patient, a boy. He's 12, he's terminal. He's amazing - he tells me something new every day; he tells me everything.
Abbie: He's a kid and he's scared.
Lisa: You want a mirror?
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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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2 April 2002 | by (Vancouver, B.C. Canada) – See all my reviews

While the story has been told before and perhaps better,(notably Jack Lemmon in "Dad" ) this story of a father and son coming to terms with their relationship after the father learns he is terminal, is worth a look.

Alan King gives a wonderful performance in the role of the father. His scene in the casting director's office near the end of the film is worth the video rental itself. Perhaps a little overdone, but it summed up his life and career. Billy Crystal ostensibly plays the straight man, something he rarely if ever has done.


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