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Another You (1991)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  26 July 1991 (USA)
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George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eddie Dash
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George / Abe Fielding
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Elaine / Mimi Kravitz
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Rupert Dibbs
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Gloria
Phil Rubenstein ...
Al
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Therapist
Billy Beck ...
Harry
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Tim
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Phil
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Walt
Kandis Chappell ...
Gail
Elsa Raven ...
Volunteer
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Nurse
Norman Glasser ...
Male patient
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George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire Abe, Eddie wants to take advantage of the situation. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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One lies for fun. The other lies for money. Now that's teamwork.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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26 July 1991 (USA)  »

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Uno miente, el otro engaña  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,865,916 (USA)
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Actress Mercedes Ruehl co-starred in this movie released in the same 1991 year as The Fisher King (1991) where she won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award (Oscar). See more »

Quotes

Therapist: George, we have a nice man coming by to take you to the theater, the musuem, help you re-introduce yourself to the world. Are you ready for that, George?
George: I don't know.
Therapist: What did you tell me the other day? You said, I'm a Ready Teddy Yo! What did you say yesterday?
George: I'm a ready teddy yo.
Therapist: Are you afraid, George? That you'll go out there and start lying again?
Phil: [in a crazy English accent] No, No. He's just afraid of lyin. Isn't that right, Pinoch?
[means pinocchio]
Phil: Ya Ha Ha Ha Ha! He starts lyin', then...
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Crazy Credits

Richard Pryor's character says some profanity about the Tri-Star Pictures horse when the logo plays See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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BE KIND TO YOUR WEB-FOOTED FRIENDS
Written by Tom Glazer
Based on "Stars and Stripes Forever" written by John Philip Sousa
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Somewhat of a step in the wrong direction for the Pryor / Wilder movies...
26 September 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

There was always a certain charm and dynamic energy to the teaming up between Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, however "Another You" never really kicked into gear and went up to where their other movies together were. And it was a shame.

Gene Wilder is the main focus here in this movie, and Richard Pryor seems a little bit put into the background, not really given a chance to put in his full repertoire.

The story told in "Another You" is about Eddie Dash (played by Richard Pryor) who is a con artist who ends up having to do community work and look after George (played by Gene Wilder) as he is released from the asylum. George is a pathological liar and is really good at it, and the confusion becomes even bigger when people treat him as Abe Fielding, a rich entrepreneur and business man.

For a Pryor / Wilder movie, then the comedy is fairly weak and seems much more toned down compared to their other movies. As such, then "Another You" isn't really as enjoyable as their other collaborated movies.

There is a good ensemble of actors and actresses starring in "Another You", I will say that much. And people did good jobs with their given roles.

"Another You" is a part of the Pryor / Wilder legacy, yes, but individually, then this is the weakest of their collaborated movies. But still, it is entertaining enough for a single watching.


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