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Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save... See more »

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Jonah
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Marion
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Walter Fox
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Lonnie Fox
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Cal van Damp (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Modeena Dandridge
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Matty Levin
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Steve Kunelian
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Danny Duggin
Eric Gale ...
Lee-Andrew Parker
Tony Levin ...
John DiBatista
Richard Tee ...
Clarence Franklin
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Bernie Wepner
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Herself (as The B-52s)
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Himself (as The B-52s)
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Himself (as The B-52s)
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Herself (as The B-52s)
Ricky Wilson ...
Himself (as The B-52s)
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Member of the Lovin' Spoonful
Steve Boone ...
Member of the Lovin' Spoonful
Joe Butler ...
Member of the Lovin' Spoonful
Zal Yanovsky ...
Member of the Lovin' Spoonful (as Zalman Yanovsky)
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Himself (as Samuel D. Moore)
Dave Prater Jr. ...
Himself (as Sam and Dave)
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Himself
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Saxophone Soloist
Michael J. Miller ...
Acappella Singer
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Acappella Singer
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Acappella Singer
Richard Dolan ...
A Cappella Singer
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Hare Krishna
Lisa Carlson ...
Blonde Girl Groupie
Sameen Tarighati ...
Brunette Girl Groupie
Joe Smith ...
Narrator at Convention
Steve Ralbovsky ...
B-52's Road Manager
Noel L. Silverman ...
Lawyer
Jordan Cael ...
Lee Perry
Susan Forristal ...
Cal's Girlfriend
Ann Karell ...
Budget Motor Inn Clerk
Freda Scott ...
Chambermaid
Skeeter Greene ...
Receptionist
Sharon Watroba ...
Receptionist
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Receptionist
Claudia Jo Allmand ...
Receptionist
Vincent Vok ...
Bartender
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Back-up Singer
Vivian Cherry ...
Back-up Singer
Ullanda McCullough ...
Back-up Singer
Harper Simon ...
Young Jonah
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Salesman (as Gerry R. Byrne)
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Businessman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert M. Young

Written by

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Paul Simon ... ()

Produced by

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Michael Hausman ... co-producer
Paul Martino ... associate producer
Michael Tannen ... producer

Music by

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Paul Simon

Cinematography by

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Dick Bush

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Edward Beyer
Barry Malkin
David Ray

Editorial Department

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Mark Rathaus ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Karen Rea

Production Design by

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David Mitchell

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Woods Mackintosh

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Justin Scoppa Jr. ... (as Justin Scoppa)

Costume Design by

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Hilary Rosenfeld

Makeup Department

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Max Henriquez ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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A. Kitman Ho ... unit manager
John H. Starke ... production manager (as John Starke)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Hausman ... first assistant director
Joel Tuber ... second assistant director

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Bruno Robotti ... charge scenic artist

Sound Department

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Arthur Bloom ... sound recordist
Louis Cerborino ... sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... re-recording mixer
Larry Jost ... sound mixer
Neil L. Kaufman ... sound editor
Kevin Lee ... assistant sound editor
Regina Mullen ... adr assistant
Christopher Newman ... sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Maurice Schell ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Bob Myers ... special effects crew

Camera and Electrical Department

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Edward Gold ... camera operator
Louis Goldman ... still photographer
Tom Prate ... best boy grip

Music Department

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Dave Grusin ... music arranger
Phil Ramone ... music producer
Mitchell Wirth ... music editor

Other crew

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Clayton Townsend ... production assistant
Madeleine Todd ... caterer (uncredited)
Karhn White ... caterer (uncredited)

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Taglines Rock 'n' roll will give you some laughs...but it won't do you any favors. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Yhden tempun poni (Finland)
  • Una canción con éxito (Peru)
  • Cyrkowy kucyk (Poland)
  • Die Scheinwerfer erlöschen (West Germany)
  • Lutando com o Passado (Brazil)
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  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Jonah takes his son to see "The Empire Strikes Back." At the time, Paul Simon was dating Carrie Fisher, who stars in Empire Strikes Back as Princess Leia. See more »
Goofs When Jonah and Matty practice baseball in the park, the ball is returned to Jonah by someone obviously taller than eight-year-old Matty. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Buried Treasures - 1987 Edition (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Late In The Evening See more »
Quotes Jonah: Steatopygias.
Cal van Damp: What?
Jonah: Steatopygias. It means "rump," so whenever a fat-ass walks in the room... well, someone like you... you'd say, "Well, Cal, you're certainly steatopygias." It's better than fat-ass because you and anyone else wouldn't know what the fuck I'm talkin' about.
Cal van Damp: [angrily] I guess you don't want to make any records for the rest of your life, you jerk! Hey, hey...
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