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Nickelodeon (1976)

A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who ... See full summary »

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Peter Bogdanovich

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan O'Neal ... Leo Harrigan
Burt Reynolds ... Buck Greenway
Tatum O'Neal ... Alice Forsyte
Brian Keith ... H.H. Cobb
Stella Stevens ... Marty Reeves
John Ritter ... Franklin Frank
Jane Hitchcock ... Kathleen Cooke
Jack Perkins ... Michael Gilhooley
Brion James ... Bailiff
Sidney Armus Sidney Armus ... Judge
Joe Warfield Joe Warfield ... Defense Attorney
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Edna Mae Gilhooley
Alan Gibbs ... Patents Hooligan
Mathew Anden Mathew Anden ... Hecky
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Mullins
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Storyline

A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who chooses to reward his attentions by getting herself hitched to Harrigan's vulgar leading man, Buck Greenaway. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Love. Action. Comedy. Suspense. Excitement. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquella locura del cine See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Director's Cut)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only real-life star mentioned is Mary Pickford. See more »

Quotes

Alice Forsyte: [at a movie premiere] I hear they're gonna change the title to "The Birth of a Nation".
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Alternate Versions

A black-and-white director's cut runs seven minutes longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Modern Romance (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark the Herald Angels Sing
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Richard Hazard
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What went wrong?
14 January 2006 | by JasparLamarCrabbSee all my reviews

A lot is wrong with Peter Bogdanovich's NICKELODEON, which is particularly disheartening since it surely had a good deal of potential. What could have been --- and should have been --- an affectionate tribute to the silent movie masters Bogdanovich clearly idolizes is botched in every way imaginable: The pacing is sluggish, the casting is mostly bad and the acting ranges from the smarminess of Burt Reynolds to the lifelessness of Ryan O'Neal. Reliable actors like Stella Stevens and John Ritter barely register. In a role meant for Orson Welles, Brian Keith overacts to an embarrassing degree. A one time model named Jane Hitchcock has a pivotal role and although extremely fetching, she has the acting range of a young Cybill Shepherd, a distinction that should not be worn as a badge of honor. One major ASSET is the presence of Tatum O'Neal, whose caustic wit is matched by her really great driving!

After directing one great movie and a few really good ones, Bogdanovich's ride to obscurity was propelled by this wreck and AT LONG LAST LOVE released a year earlier. He has yet to fully recover.


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