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Writers (WGA):
Neil Simon (play)
Neil Simon (teleplay)
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Release Date:
26 May 2001 (USA) See more »
TV's top comic has everything. Except his sanity.
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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  (in credits order)

Nathan Lane ... Max Prince

Mark Linn-Baker ... Val Skotsky

Saul Rubinek ... Ira Stone

Dan Castellaneta ... Milt Fields

Richard Portnow ... Harry Prince
Kristi Angus ... Darlene Drew
Ardon Bess ... Cecil
Colin Fox ... Cal Weebs

Sherry Miller ... Faye
Frank Proctor ... Walter Winchell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mackenzie Astin ... Lucus Brickman

Marcia Bennett ... Cal's Secretary
Robert Bidaman ... Brad
Ian D. Clark ... Doctor

Philip Craig ... Dennis
Roger Dunn ... Bartender

Karyn Dwyer ... Toga Girl
Craig Eldridge ... Observer

Samantha Espie ... Helen
Alex Fallis ... Waiter
Neil Foster ... Stage Manager

Victor Garber ... Kenny Franks
Johnny Gardhouse ... Dresser

Peri Gilpin ... Carol Wyman

Jake Goldsbie ... Pauly
David Gow ... Dave

Zach Grenier ... Brian Doyle
Michael Hanrahan ... Policeman #1
Brian Heighton ... Friend of Walter's

Tamara Hickey ... Waitress
Jack Jessop ... Cemetery Keeper
Keith Knight ... Brutus
Irene Lopez Kuchilan ... Carla
Jeffrey Lampert ... Policeman #2
Roy Lewis ... Alfred

Kelsey Matheson ... Girl in Elevator
Steven Morel ... Reporter / Cassius
Heather Paine ... Elly
Gerry Quigley ... Aaron
Shannon Rowe ... Gail

Shaun Smyth ... Warren

Victor A. Young ... Harley

Directed by
Richard Benjamin 
Writing credits
Neil Simon (play)

Neil Simon (teleplay)

Produced by
Emanuel Azenberg .... executive producer
Jeffrey Lampert .... producer
Neil Simon .... executive producer
Mike Spadone .... associate producer (as Mike 'Spud' Spadone)
Original Music by
Joseph Vitarelli 
Cinematography by
Danny Nowak 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
Casting by
Nancy Foy 
Production Design by
Franco De Cotiis 
Art Direction by
Cheryl Toy 
Set Decoration by
Megan Less 
Costume Design by
Tamara Winston 
Makeup Department
Katarina Chovanec .... key hair stylist
Ava Stone .... key makeup artist
Frederick London .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Karen Hawes .... assistant production manager
Armand Leo .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Chalmers .... third assistant director (as Robert Chalmers)
Rocco Gismondi .... second assistant director
Siegfried Kopp .... third assistant director
Elizabeth Scherberger .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
Robin E. Eecloo .... assistant property master (as Robin Eeclo)
Christopher Jenkins .... property master
Arlene Lott .... first assistant art director
Matthew G. Wright .... set dresser
Sound Department
Brian Avery .... sound
Gavin Coford .... boom operator
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Russell Frazier .... digital compositor/animator
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Alexander .... focus puller
Jason Capstick .... best boy grip
John Davidson .... camera operator
Roger Finlay .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ben Mark Holzberg .... still photographer
Joe Strazzeri .... key grip
Harry Stroud .... chief lighting technician
Greg Whiteside .... 24 frame video operator
Casting Department
Ross Clydesdale .... casting
Kim Everett .... casting associate
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting associate
Helen Mossler .... casting executive
Krisztina M. Neglia .... extras casting (as Krisztina Meuring)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Constance Buck .... key set costumer
Ann Steel .... assistant costume designer
Adam Urquhart .... daily dresser
Editorial Department
Benjamin P. Schwartz .... assistant editor (as Benjamin Schwartz)
Music Department
Jorge Del Barrio .... orchestrator
Paul Frederick .... composer: Jump Blues&cues
Georgiana Ramsland .... music editor
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Don Chan .... transportation captain
Darrell Gibson .... driver
Al MacNeil .... transportation coordinator
Rick Selmanovic .... driver: cast
Other crew
Alex Brennan .... production assistant
Janice Fowlie .... production accountant
Tara Hungerford .... assistant to director
Kimberly Jensen .... craft service
Sandy Kaplansky .... production coordinator
Michael Klastorin .... publicist
Jen Leonard .... assistant location manager
Julietta McGovern .... assistant to producer
Anthony Pangalos .... production assistant
Anne Richardson .... location manager
Andrea Stewart .... assistant production coordinator
Jane Walker .... script supervisor
Ralph Berge .... production executive (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Most Original Comedy" - Switzerland (English title)
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Rated R for language
102 min | Germany:98 min
Black and White | Color (archive footage) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

One of three Neil Simon written films which actor-producer-director Richard Benjamin has worked on. Benjamin co-starred in The Sunshine Boys (1975/I) and directed The Goodbye Girl (2004) (TV) TV remake (also a producer) and the tele-movie Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) (TV).See more »
Factual errors: There are a few brief inserts of "The Lawrence Welk Show" (1951), and Lawrence Welk's voice is heard saying "thank you, Myron" after a voice-over introduction. The announcer's voice was not that of Myron Floren, a band member who often provided transitions between musical numbers, but that of the regular announcer who opened each show.See more »
Carol:I'm pregnant.
Carol:Thank you, Kenny.
Kenny:No I was suggesting a name.
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Gets funnier and more poignant with repeated viewings, 5 August 2003
Author: Grover Sales from Belvedere, CA

A ring-tailed wonder of a non-stop spritzer with a dynamite cast headed by the incredible Nathan Lane. One of Neil Simon's all-time best, worth seeing over and over. It ranks with the classic comedies of Billy Wilder and Preston Sturges.

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