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Hoffman (1970)

GP | | Comedy | August 1971 (USA)
A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.

Director:

Alvin Rakoff

Writers:

Ernest Gebler (screenplay) (as Ernest Gébler), Ernest Gebler (based upon his own novel) (as Ernest Gébler)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Sellers ... Mr. Hoffman
Sinéad Cusack ... Miss Smith
Jeremy Bulloch ... Tom Mitchell
Ruth Dunning Ruth Dunning ... Mrs. Mitchell
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Storyline

A lonely executive Blackmails a young girl from the steno pool into spending a week with him at his flat. Full of wonderful mind games and dialogue Mister Hoffman only wants to share his love. The rather typical plot really involves only two people through out giving us lots of time to see what they can do. Written by The Kid @ Bellevue

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor a la inglesa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The stage version of the film was entitled "Call Me Daddy". It was shown on Armchair Theatre on British television in1967, starred Donald Peasance as Hoffman and is available for viewing on Youtube. See more »

Goofs

When Janet Smith is in bed, her left pajama leg is fully extended, yet when she has gotten out of bed, it is pushed all the way up. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Hoffman: Love is merely a substitute for liking people.
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Connections

Referenced in Il comune senso del pudore (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

If there ever Is a next time
Sung by Matt Monro
Music by Ron Grainer
Lyrics by Don Black
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liked the movie and the soundtrack
21 May 1999 | by chhanksSee all my reviews

Matt Monro sings the theme, "If There Ever Is A Next Time," written by Don Black. Enjoyed the movie - Peter Sellers is always good and the movie illustrates his bent for humor that's black and gentle at the same time - and the music might make you into a Matt Monro fan. A good test for your local video store.


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