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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
Valerie Harper ... Faye Medwick
Alan Fudge ... Lee Michaels
Judy Farrell 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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Storyline

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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He's given you "The Odd Couple", "The Goodbye Girl" and "California Suite." He's given you laughter and tears, warmth and wit. He's given you some of the funniest, most charming moments you've ever had in a theater. Now, Neil Simon gives you something more than he has ever before... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metro Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the novel that George Schneider (James Caan) was writing was "Falling into Place". See more »

Quotes

Jennie MacLaine: I am wonderful, I'm nuts about me, and if you're stupid enough to throw someone sensational like me aside, you don't deserve as good as you've got.
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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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Witty and funny
9 May 2003 | by toph33See all my reviews

In short, a classic example of an effort where the dialogue runs the film, not special effects, sex, or some other 'popular' innovation. The repartee is bright, witty, and hilarious. Reminds me of the Walter Matthau-Glenda Jackson films.

The main characters' initial phone exchanges are phenomenal and hilarious. Later, the two supporting characters (played by Joe Bologna and Valerie Harper) have a meaningful exchange after being interrupted during a daytime tryst. Great dialogue. Well worth the two hour running time!! Enjoy.


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