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Seems Like Old Times (1980)

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Wrongfully accused of a bank robbery, a writer seeks the help of his ex-wife, who is now married to the soon-to-be D.A. of California.

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Jay Sandrich

Writer:

Neil Simon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Glenda Parks
Chevy Chase ... Nicholas Gardenia
Charles Grodin ... Ira Parks
Robert Guillaume ... Fred
Harold Gould ... Judge John Channing
George Grizzard ... Governor
Yvonne Wilder ... Aurora De La Hoya
T.K. Carter ... Chester
Judd Omen ... Dex
Marc Alaimo ... B.G.
Bill Zuckert ... Gas Station Attendant
Jerry Houser ... Gas Station Attendant
David Haskell David Haskell ... Policeman
Chris Lemmon ... Policeman
Ed Griffith Ed Griffith ... Policeman
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Storyline

Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex, Glenda. She is a public defender remarried to a prosecutor, and we get a houseful of hijinks. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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maid | cabin | cow | car accident | kiss | See All (19) »

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alone - at last . . . [UK]

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$43,995,918
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After a week of location shooting at the start of principal photography in mid-coastal California, the film company returned to Los Angeles for the majority of the filming, most of which was done on a large soundstage at the Burbank studios. See more »

Goofs

When Aurora brings the dogs into the final courtroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Aurora De La Hoya: Rapido, rapido, niños!
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Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Four Stories (2001) See more »

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The High and the Mighty
(uncredited)
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Portion whistled by Chevy Chase
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They don't make comedies like they used to.
28 March 2001 | by ALOESee all my reviews

The late seventies/early eighties may have left us the legacy of disco, and polyester, but it also was a time of some great comedic films, and comedic writers and actors.

I remember seeing movies such as Foul Play, Seems Like Old Times, The Goodbye Girl, Airplane, Arthur, The Main Event, Love at First Bite, The Jerk, etc. as a kid. Then they were funny to me, but now that I get older, they seem even funnier. Maybe it's the nostalgia, in a day and age of 'dark comedy', to be again in an era that was more laid-back and lighthearted. These movies are just good plain fun.

As far as Chevy Chase, and Goldie Hawn are concerned, especially in Foul Play...I would have describe them as cute, (especially together), great fun, fun to watch, great talents, and in this movie pure genius. I would love to see some of the seventies/ eighties comedy icons get together to make one last movie together. With a good script, it would be like It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World would be to the great classic comedians of early film.


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