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I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 December 1996 (USA)
Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When ... See full summary »

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Nat Moyer
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Midge Carter
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Clara Gelber
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The Cowboy
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Pete Danforth
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Laurie Campbell
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J.C.
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Clara Lemlich
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Feigenbaum
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Hannah
Nancy Giles ...
Ella Mae Tilden
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Kamir
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Sol
Salem Ludwig ...
Waiter
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Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. Nat also takes on his daughter, a drug dealer, and a mugger in this appealing version of a really 'odd couple'. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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Rated PG-13 for drug content and momentary violence | See all certifications »

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24 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo no soy Rappaport  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,011 (USA) (29 December 1996)

Gross:

$222,525 (USA) (2 February 1997)
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "I'm Not Rappaport" opened on Novemeber 19, 1985 at the Boothe Theater and ran for 891 performances. Herb Gardner wrote both the stage play and the screen play for the movie version and won the 1986 Tony award for Best Play. Judd Hirsch won the 1986 Tony Award for best Actor for his role as Nat Moyer, that was played in the movie by Walter Matthau. See more »

Goofs

While Moyer arrives with a briefcase to the meeting with Carter and Danforth, he leaves without it. See more »

Quotes

Nat: Hey, Rappaport! I haven't seen you in ages. How have you been?
Midge: I'm not Rappaport.
Nat: Rappaport, what happened to you? You used to be a short fat guy, and now you're a tall skinny guy.
Midge: I'm not Rappaport.
Nat: Rappaport, you used to be a young guy with a beard, and now you're an old guy with a mustache.
Midge: I'm not Rappaport.
Nat: Rappaport, how has this happened? You used to be a cowardly little white guy, and now you're a big imposing black guy.
Midge: I'm not Rappaport.
Nat: And you changed your name, too!
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Referenced in Psych: Forget Me Not (2007) See more »

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comedy about a lovable, aging con man
2 April 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Walter Matthau was great as an aging man who lives to hang out in Central Park and tell outrageous lies. He strikes up a relationship with a man whom he drives nuts with his outlandish yarns. Matthau tries a con on several people trying to help them and himself out, but they all backfire. This film had a story that had me riveted to my chair. The entire production was filmed in Central Park, the scenery was beautiful, with many shots of the surrounding buildings. Wonderful movie - 5 stars.


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