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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.
Elina Löwensohn ...
Clara Lemlich
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Feigenbaum
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Hannah
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Ella Mae Tilden
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Kamir
Irwin Corey ...
Sol
Mina Bern
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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Opening Weekend:

$26,011 (USA) (27 December 1996)

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$222,525 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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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

In the scene where Nat Moyer (Walter Matthau) says to Midge Carter (Ossie Davis), "My God, you're black!" He stands up and puts on some black glasses. When the two start laughing, Nat takes his glasses off and sits back down. When the camera is then on Carter, it shows the back of Nat's head and the glasses are back on his face. See more »

Quotes

Nat: One more word, and I'll make a citizen's arrest for crimes against the language.
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Features Dennis the Menace (1959) See more »

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Sensitive, poetic, funny, amusing. Excellent actuation from Walter Matthau. Ossie Davis is good too.

A sensitive approach to the "getting old" problem on the big cities. The main character is a modern version of Dom Quixote, who tries to keep his ideas and principles alive assuming to be imaginary people which had more interesting histories than he had on his own life.

The movie is beautiful and amusing. Walter Matthau is splendid.


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