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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

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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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:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although Joseph Wiseman played Anthony Holland's father, he was only ten years his senior. 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 »

Quotes

Felix Ottensteen: [to his son Max] I wasn't too crazy about your mother, and you I like even less.
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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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Bye Bye Braverman
24 June 2005 | by bookphile1See all my reviews

The description of this movie fails to convey how totally hilarious it actually is, although it gives a partial idea of its bittersweet qualities. Throughout the movie, we see things through the eyes of one of the main characters who keeps imagining his own death. His own pessimistic fantasies contrasted with the absurd predicaments the four friends keep getting into are a riot, and at the same time, convey human frailties most poignantly. There are wonderful cameo performances by Jessica Walter, Alan King and Godfrey Cambridge and others that are worth the price of admission all by themselves. The movie has a distinctly ethnic Jewish sensibility and a real New York feeling as we follow the characters from Greenwich Village to Brooklyn as they look for the funeral parlor for the dead Braverman. Oh, how I wish I could buy this movie on DVD! It's just wonderful. If you ever get a chance to see it, run to the theater!


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