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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.


Ulu Grosbard


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


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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


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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Poor Georgie. One day Georgie Soloway jumped off a penthouse, fell in love in an empty theater, raced down a ski slope, circled Manhattan in his private plane, and tried to find some creep who put him down to every girl he liked. See more »


Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief nudity | See all certifications »






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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Features Barbara Harris' only Oscar nominated performance. See more »


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 »


Georgie Soloway: Some rat calling himself Harry Kellerman is calling every chick and telling lies about me. Giving me the badmouth all over the town.
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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 »


Bunky and Lucille
Music and Lyrics by Shel Silverstein
Performed by Dr. Hook (as Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
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A very odd film but a shining performance!
19 November 2001 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

I just watched this last night. I bought it because Barbara Harris received an Oscar nomination for it. I happen to think that she is a very underrated actress.....and was I right!

This movie started out very strange. From the opening scene where Hoffman falls of the top of a building, it just got stranger. I realize that this is one of those independent films that try to make a point about life in a different way than we're use to in mainstream films, but please! I knew this film was bad when I kept thinking to myself, "When does Barbara Harris come into this?!"

My husband had come home, watched a little and said, "What is this? Turn it off!" Just then Barbara Harris came on. We both sat there in awe. She made that audition scene into brilliant showcase of her talent. When Dustin Hoffman left her, you really missed her. The film really missed her. SHE is what makes this film worth seeing, well the last half at least. Dustin gives his typical performance here, nothing special. Barbara Harris is fantastic and deserved an Oscar for making it worth the torture of watching the first half of this @$%#^%, so you can see HER in the second half.

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