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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 21 February 1968 (USA)
Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

Director:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Wallace Markfield (novel), Herbert Sargent (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Segal ... Morroe Rieff
Jack Warden ... Barnet Weinstein
Jessica Walter ... Inez Braverman
Godfrey Cambridge ... Taxi Driver
Phyllis Newman ... Myra Mandelbaum
Joseph Wiseman ... Felix Ottensteen
Sorrell Booke ... Holly Levine
Zohra Lampert ... Etta Rieff
Alan King ... The Rabbi
Susan Wyler Susan Wyler ... Pilar
Leib Lensky Leib Lensky ... Custodian
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Storyline

Friends gather for the funeral of a friend. Sub-plots unfold as the group attempts to link-up to attend the funeral of their friend, Braverman. Written by <darmabum@li.net>

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This motion picture is conceived to erase the memory of Leslie Braverman who had the poor taste to drop dead, without warning, thereby inflicting on his family and friends all sorts of burdensome inconveniences--like, for openers, the funeral... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Addio Braverman See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the funeral home when the Rabbi (Alan King) is delivering the eulogy, he references living one's life as James Bond. The next shot is of Joseph Wiseman, who played the title character in Dr. No (1962), the first Bond film. See more »

Goofs

When the VW is first seen it has a license plate of 2G-9193, but after it is hit by a taxi, the plate is 2G-9194 for the remainder of the movie. (Of note, the characters do not change vehicles as this occurs during a driving scene.) See more »

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Morroe Rieff: Somewhere I read it costs $3500.00 a year to be poor.
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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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a personal experience
20 August 2004 | by marcadamSee all my reviews

to me this movie turns the biblical story of the Exodus on its head. Instead of leading His people into the Promised Land, Monroe(Segal)leads His people out of the Promised Land(Manhattan), and into the desert(Brooklyn), and they wander and wander. While there, each character comes to question his faith. The four main characters, assimilated Jews, have abandoned their traditions when we first meet them. Upon their return to their roots(Brooklyn),characters and situations confront them, that force them to look inward at themselves, and what they have become. Listen to the speeches carefully. King's, Cambridges'(brilliant cameo), and don't overlook Segal's at the cemetery addressing the headstones(just beautiful. Strange that this move as released in 1968,at the height of so much turmoil. BBB is an overlooked classic. This movie is so important to me, that when it finally is released on DVD, I will be the first on line to buy it. And, I don't even own A DVD player! But for this movie I might just buy one.


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