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Plaza Suite (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 May 1971 (USA)
Three vignettes, each set in room 719 of New York's Plaza Hotel, make up this comedy.


Arthur Hiller


Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Walter Matthau ... Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash
Lee Grant ... Norma Hubley
Barbara Harris ... Muriel Tate
Maureen Stapleton ... Karen Nash
Louise Sorel ... Jean McCormack
Dan Ferrone ... Bellboy
José Ocasio José Ocasio ... Room Service Waiter (as Jose Ocasio)
Thomas Carey Thomas Carey ... Borden Eisler
Jenny Sullivan ... Mimsey Hubley
Augusta Dabney ... Mrs. Eisler
Alan North ... Mr. Eisler


Three separate stories concerning relationship issues are presented, each largely taking place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. In story one, suburban New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash are spending the night in the hotel as their house is being painted, but more importantly for Karen because it is their twenty-"something" wedding anniversary, the hotel where they spent their honeymoon. While Karen wants to recreate the romance that she remembers of their wedding night, Sam is preoccupied with business matters. But it is other issues that highlight their fundamental differences that may demonstrate if they will make it to twenty-something plus one. In story two, womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger has exactly two hours free during his whirlwind stay in New York, which he wants to fill with a quickie. Of the many women he calls, the first to agree to meet at his suite is his old hometown flame, married Muriel Tate. Muriel, who knows what Jesse wants, he who... Written by Huggo

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Just what does go on - or come off in suite 719? See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Actor Walter Matthau and actress Lee Grant co-star in one of the film's three segments. Years later, Matthau would star with Grant's daughter Dinah Manoff in another Neil Simon adaptation, I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). See more »


In Act 3, Norma Hubley's hat gets soaking wet when she sticks her head out of the window. In the next shot it is dry again. See more »


Norma Hubley: Promise me you won't get hysterical.
Roy Hubley: Why? What'd you do?
Norma Hubley: Just promise me.
Roy Hubley: Alright, I promise. what'd you do?
Norma Hubley: I broke my diamond ring.
Roy Hubley: Your good diamond ring?
Norma Hubley: How many do I have?
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Referenced in All in the Family: Second Honeymoon (1973) See more »


Written by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger
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not very funny
2 February 2004 | by kyle_furrSee all my reviews

Not very funny or interesting. All three of the skits are pretty boring. I could hardly keep myself awake during the second one, I only watched the third one because i heard it was the best of the three, It was just as bad as the first two. Walter Matthau is a fine actor but not in here.

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