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Memories of Me (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 October 1988 (USA)
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)
Billy Beck ...
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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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7 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

Lisa: Let me get this straight: is he an actor or isn't he?
Abbie: Exactly.
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References Five Easy Pieces (1970) 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 screenplay is sub-Neil Simon--with one-liners galore--while Henry Winkler delivers a flat, inexpressive direction (stuck in sitcom mode). Crystal and King try their best, but King is overeager 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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