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Chapter Two (1979)

George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off, and just when things are moving along, the memory... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Moore

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... George Schneider
Marsha Mason ... Jennie MacLaine
Joseph Bologna ... Leo Schneider (as Joe Bologna)
Valerie Harper ... Faye Medwick
Alan Fudge ... Lee Michaels
Judy Farrell ... Gwen Michaels
Debra Mooney ... Marilyn
Isabel Cooley ... Customs Officer
Imogene Bliss Imogene Bliss ... Elderly Lady in Bookstore
Barry Michlin Barry Michlin ... Maitre d'
Ray Young ... Gary
Greg Zadikov Greg Zadikov ... Waiter
Paul Singh Paul Singh ... Waiter (as Dr. Paul Singh)
Sumant Sumant ... Waiter
Cheryl Bianchi Cheryl Bianchi ... Electric Girl
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George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off, and just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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It's not supposed to happen twice in your life, but it can. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Neil Simon once said of his play "Chapter Two" in "The Play Goes On" (1999): "Before I could write the play Chapter Two...I felt I had to go to Marsha to get her consent...If this was too personal to go public with, despite the fact that I would try to give the characters their own personalities separate from ours, I would still have to adhere to her wishes. When I finally asked her, she said, 'It's fine with me because what you'd be telling is your story, not mine. You'd write about what was going on in your head and could only presume what was happening to me. If I want to tell my story, maybe I'll put it in my own book one day.' I was enormously grateful for her consent and encouragement, and although I knew I'd made no promises to her, I would have to treat the story as truthfully as I could." See more »

Quotes

George Schneider: Is it Jugens or Yurgens?
Jennie MacLaine: Neither, it's MacClaine, Jennifer MacClaine.
George Schneider: [Peering at the note] No, that's wrong.
Jennie MacLaine: I could show you my Driver's License.
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I'm On Your Side
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Marilyn McCoo
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Chapter Two
21 April 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Sappy adaptation of the Simon autobiographical play with Caan horribly miscast in the Simon character (played by Judd Hirsch on the stage). He lacks the timing and precision for comedy. Mason is splendid in an Oscar nominated role as Caan's new love interest who tries to give Caan a sense of hope and deep love. Bologna and Harper add flavor to their key supporting roles.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1980 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's Chapter Two See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Rastar Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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