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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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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:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1971 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Con amigos así... ¿Quién necesita enemigos? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema Center Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Hoffman seems to be on screen every minute of this movie. 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

Sidney Gill: Oh, Georgie, a dum-dum, a ding-dong, her head belongs in a crackerjack box and her ass in the louvre... Where is it, Georgie, tell me, where is the right combination? I shall have to screw every attractive girl within the limits of the City of New York. It's a dirty job, Georgie, but somebody's got to do it.
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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

Ricky Ticky Song
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Shel Silverstein
Sung by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Harris
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Was it based on Bob Dylan?
11 August 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Georgie Soloway (Dustin Hoffman) is a Bob Dylan-esquire folk singer whose neurosis has sent him into drug addiction. He finds it hard to hold relationships for two reasons: 1) his own nature and 2) someone named Harry Kellerman keeps undermining his relationships.

"Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?" is one of those movies where you're never sure about what you're seeing on the screen. Is it real or is it his imagination? And what about Harry Kellerman? Either way, it's a good look at how a mixture of neurosis and drugs can drive a person over the edge. Georgie finds that out to the extreme. Not exactly a masterpiece, but worth seeing.


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