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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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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 gro├čartigen Versagers  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

Abe: There's an art to being incidental.
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References The Grapes of Wrath (1940) See more »

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30 October 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

It's hard to understand, sometimes, what can go wrong in the relationship between a father and son, when no physical abuse is involved. We know these situations do exist, as it the case presented by this movie that tries hard to presents a situation about the distancing between a son and his father, two people that are much alike.

Billy Crystal, working on the screen play with Eric Roth, try to make us like this story. As directed by Henry Winkler, this dramatic comedy doesn't add anything that one hasn't already seen already. In fact, most of it kept reminding us the work of Neil Simon with all its one liners and glibness.

"Memories of Me" makes a point to salute those unknown people working behind the stars because Abe, the father of this story is a struggling extra in Hollywood. The movie capitalizes on the star turn by Alan King, who plays the father. Billy Crystal underplays the son. Jobeth Williams also appears.

Mr. Winkler has gone for the sentimentality and the result is a film that doesn't go anywhere.


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