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Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)

Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him.

Director:

Ulu Grosbard

Writer:

Herb Gardner (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... Georgie Soloway
Barbara Harris ... Allison Densmore
Jack Warden ... Dr. Solomon F. Moses
David Burns ... Leon Soloway
Gabriel Dell ... Sidney Gill
Betty Walker Betty Walker ... Margot Soloway
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Gloria Soloway
Dom DeLuise ... Irwin Marcy
Regina Baff ... Ruthie Tresh
David Galef David Galef ... Leonard Soloway
Ed Zimmermann Ed Zimmermann ... Peter Halloran
Amy Levitt ... Susan
Joseph R. Sicari ... Marty (as Joe Sicari)
Rudy Bond ... Newsdealer
Walter Hyman Walter Hyman ... Flower Vendor
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Storyline

Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him. Written by dharmabum <darmabum@li.net>

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Dustin Hoffman wants to know... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

To achieve maximum realism, Director Ulu Grosbard insisted that Dustin Hoffman appear live at the now-shuttered rock palace Fillmore East. Cameras captured the reaction of the regular Friday night audience gathered for an actual Grateful Dead concert. See more »

Goofs

When Georgie runs through the streets after stealing a magazine, the magazine appears and reappears from his hands in between cut away shots that shows the guy chasing him. See more »

Quotes

Allison: Time, mister, it's not a thief. It's an embezzler staying up nights, and juggling the books so you don't notice anything missing when you wake up.
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Alternate Versions

TV version removes almost all of the steel drum scenes and a brief scene with some semi-nudity (Dr. Moses' receptionist naked, seen above the waist). See more »


Soundtracks

Last Morning
Music and Lyrics by Shel Silverstein
Performed by Dr. Hook (as Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
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User Reviews

 
Something different from the average Hollywood entertainment, grown ups with real emotions and insights.
20 January 2001 | by elsandSee all my reviews

This is a difficult movie, but worth staying with if you like fully developed characters, emotional depth and you don't mind something outside the normal linear Hollywood story telling format. Dustin Hoffman gives a fine nuanced performance and Barbara Harris is wonderful as a vulnerable woman all too aware that she has lost her youth. Her performance is touching and every moment she is on screen shines with her unique brilliance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1971 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$229,644
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema Center Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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