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The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

A newlywed man on his honeymoon has second thoughts about his marriage and falls for a different woman.

Director:

Elaine May

Writers:

Bruce Jay Friedman (story "A Change of Plan"), Neil Simon (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Grodin ... Lenny Cantrow
Cybill Shepherd ... Kelly Corcoran
Jeannie Berlin ... Lila Kolodny
Audra Lindley ... Mrs. Corcoran
Eddie Albert ... Mr. Corcoran
Mitchell Jason Mitchell Jason ... Cousin Ralph
William Prince ... Colorado Man
Augusta Dabney ... Colorado Woman
Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Cantrow
Marilyn Putnam Marilyn Putnam ... Mrs. Kolodny
Jack Hausman Jack Hausman ... Mr. Kolodny
Erik Lee Preminger Erik Lee Preminger ... Pecan Pie Waiter
Art Metrano ... Entertainer
Tim Browne Tim Browne ... Kelly's Boyfriend
Jean Scoppa Jean Scoppa ... Flower Girl
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Storyline

Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead. Her rich father is less than keen and lets everyone - including Lenny - know that he hates everything about him and the way he is going on. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Elaine May Directed It. Neil Simon Wrote It. Bruce Jay Friedman Conceived It.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The picture was shot in three American cities: Miami, New York and Minneapolis. See more »

Goofs

At the Corcoran's dinner table, the camera zooms in on Kelly eating solid food off a fork. A split second later while 'Leonard' is in mid-sentence, she and the others are shown eating soup with spoons. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Corcoran: During dinner tonight, I was listening. I find I can tell more about a man by listening to his dinner table conversation than by reading all the books in the world. I heard everything you said, about honest food. I have never heard such a crock of horse-s**t in my life. "There's no deceit in the cauliflower"?
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Heartbroke Kid (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Fine and Dandy
(uncredited)
Music by Kay Swift
Hummed by the entertainer in the nightclub sequence
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Not quite a rom com
27 October 2020 | by jellopukeSee all my reviews

This gets dark and cringey and isn't really a romantic comedy at all. It's hard to see why anyone would want to be with Grodin's character, but the darkness works overall, even though I still say it should have had more to the ending i.e.) a scene where either he or Shepherd gets second thoughts when the other isn't what they expected. Apparently this was filmed but cut and that's a shame because it would have been a nice circular coda.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,208,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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