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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Davis
David Ackroyd ...
1st Assistant Director
Horace Bosco
Al (Broccoli)
2nd Assistant Director
Peter Elbling ...
1st Assistant Director (Soap)
Joe Shea ...
Stan Kantor
Joe 'Flash' Riley ...
Tango (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
Billy Beck ...
Angry Man
Margarito Mendoza ...
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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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October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$3,965,604 (USA)

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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 »


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 »


Abe: There's an art to being incidental.
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References The Presidio (1988) See more »

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Doesn't leave behind any good memories...
30 July 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Billy Crystal co-wrote, co-produced and stars in this extremely safe and comfy comedy-drama about fathers and sons, adult irresponsibility, and growing old. Billy plays a heart surgeon who has a heart attack (ha ha) which causes him to seek out his estranged father (Alan King), a movie-extra who fancies himself a big star. The script is sub-Neil Simon nonsense with one-liners galore, a flat, inexpressive direction by Henry Winkler (stuck in sitcom mode), and family-conflict at the ready. Crystal and King try their best, but King is over-eager and frequently over-the-top. JoBeth Williams has another one of her thankless roles, but manages to bring her innate, down-home class to the proverbial girlfriend character. It's a comedy, I guess, but one that blinks back the tears...shamefully. ** from ****

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