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It's My Turn (1980)

A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Clayburgh ... Kate Gunzinger
Michael Douglas ... Ben Lewin
Charles Grodin ... Homer
Beverly Garland ... Emma
Steven Hill ... Jacob
Teresa Baxter Teresa Baxter ... Maryanne
Joan Copeland ... Rita
John Gabriel ... Hunter
Charles Kimbrough ... Jerome
Roger Robinson ... Flicker
Jennifer Salt ... Maisie
Daniel Stern ... Cooperman
Dianne Wiest ... Gail (as Diane Wiest)
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... Professor (as Ronald C. Frazier)
Edwin McDonough Edwin McDonough ... Professor (as Edwin J. McDonough)
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Storyline

A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current boyfriend (Grodin), between Chicago and New York, and between research and administration. Written by David Metzler

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Just when she thought she had everything right...in stepped Mr. Wrong. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1981 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Circle See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,000,000
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Production Co:

Rastar Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eleanor Bergstein's later scripted movie, and her first as a film director, had the title of Let It Be Me (1995), a phrase which had a similar meaning to It's My Turn (1980). Ironically, the later production was filmed for theatrical release, but made its premiere on HBO (Home Box Office television), the development and production scenario being the opposite to It's My Turn (1980), which was originally intended to be made for television, but ended up being a theatrical feature film instead. See more »

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[First lines.]
Kate Gunzinger: Let me just show you how to *construct* the map S, which is the fun of the lemma anyhow, okay? So you assume you have an element in the kernel of gamma, that is, an element in C, such that gamma takes you to 0 in C-prime. You pull it back to B, via map g, which is surjective...
Cooperman: Hold it, hold it, hold it. That's -- that's not unique.
Kate Gunzinger: Yes, it is unique, Mr. Cooperman. Up to an element of the image of f, all right? So we've pulled it back to a fixed B here. Then you take beta of B, ...
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Good acting plus poor direction = ......
14 March 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

bad product. Can anyone today direct a real film about women in NYC? I love Jill Clayburgh and Steven Hill. And this film did not do either of them justice. Granted, 1980 was a strange year. But did women still have to wear stiletto heels while teaching college mathematics? At this point in time, audiences shifted to a new generation. Yes, Fatal Attraction came out with Michael Douglas- there was a new edge. But there was still a theme, a story.

My primary complaint with this film is the trite stereotypes (Douglas as a baseball star), Hill as a Jewish businessman. We still see these portrayals today. It is tiresome.

While Clayburgh is an excellent actress, we do not get see her act, while she acts the "neurotic white woman in an upscale hotel in NYC" It really is over done; in the most basic sense of the word. If you want to see a good NY film about mid-life crisis, watch Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors"...light years ahead of this film in the sense of direction and projection. 2/10


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