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21 February 1982 (USA) See more »
The long-awaited reunion concert of the renowned pop music duo, more than a decade after their separation as musical performers. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Paul Simon ... Himself

Art Garfunkel ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Brown ... Musician
Pete Carr ... Musician
Steve Gadd ... Musician
John Gatchell ... Musician
Anthony Jackson ... Musician
David Matthews ... Orchestration
Gerry Niewood ... Musician
Grady Tate ... Musician
Richard Tee ... Musician
David Tofani ... Musician

Ed Koch ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Lindsay-Hogg 
Produced by
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
James Signorelli .... producer
Editorial Department
Peter Cohen .... assistant editor
Other crew
Cherie Fortis .... production assistant
Justin Cooke .... location manager (uncredited)

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90 min

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The set list: - 1. Mrs Robinson - 2. Homeward Bound - 3. America - 4. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard - 5. Scarborough Fair - 6. April Come She Will - 7. Wake Up Little Suzie - 8. Still Crazy After All These Years - 9. American Tune - 10. Late in the Evening - 11. Slip Sliding Away - 12. A Heart in New York - 13. The Late Great Johnny Ace - 14. Kodachrome - 15. Maybellene - 16. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 17. Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover - 18. The Boxer - 19. Old Friends - 20. Feeling Groovy - 21. The Sound of Silence - 22. Late in the Evening (encore performance)See more »
Art Garfunkel:[to audience] How are you doing, are ya cold?
[audience says no]
Art Garfunkel:God, you look great from up here.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
*'s okay, 25 December 2004
Author: InjunNose from Alabama

This concert film had some fun moments, but it never felt like a full-fledged Simon and Garfunkel reunion. Simon's solo numbers (which make up slightly more than half the set) all get big, lush arrangements, while the S&G songs sound spare and sloppy and tossed-off. What a shame. The duo does shine on 'Mrs. Robinson' (a great opener) and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', as well as on Simon's then-fairly recent 'Late in the Evening'. Unfortunately, Garfunkel gets to perform only one of his solo songs, 'A Heart in New York'. It doesn't help matters that, up until the last several numbers of the concert, these old friends seem pretty tense around one another. If you're a fan of Simon and Garfunkel or of Paul's solo career (or both), you'll enjoy "Concert in Central Park" to some degree. Still, you'd be much better served by getting the "Old Friends Live On Stage" DVD that was just released. The duo was spectacular throughout their 2003-04 tour, and the concert on the new DVD (well, the set is actually culled from *two* concerts) is much longer.

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