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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Leo Harrigan
... Buck Greenway
... Alice Forsyte
... H.H. Cobb
... Marty Reeves
... Franklin Frank
Jane Hitchcock ... Kathleen Cooke
... Michael Gilhooley
... Bailiff
Sidney Armus ... Judge
Joe Warfield ... Defense Attorney
Tamar Cooper ... Edna Mae Gilhooley
... Patents Hooligan
Mathew Anden ... Hecky
Lorenzo Music ... Mullins
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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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21 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aquella locura del cine  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Peter Bogdanovich wanted Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, John Ritter and Orson Welles for the lead roles. See more »

Quotes

Leo Harrigan: Frank, to be quite frank, I don't know how to do it.
Franklin Frank: Do what?
Leo Harrigan: Direct.
Franklin Frank: You don't?
Leo Harrigan: No.
Franklin Frank: Gee.
Leo Harrigan: Don't just say "gee", I'm a nervous wreck.
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Rye Whiskey
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Arranged by Richard Hazard
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14 January 2006 | by See 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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