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Simon (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | February 1980 (USA)
A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.

Director:

Marshall Brickman

Writers:

Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Marshall Brickman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Simon Mendelssohn
Madeline Kahn ... Dr. Cynthia Mallory
Austin Pendleton ... Dr. Carl Becker
Judy Graubart ... Lisa
William Finley ... Fichandler
Jayant Jayant ... Barundi
Wallace Shawn ... Eric Van Dongen
Max Wright ... Leon Hundertwasser
Fred Gwynne ... Maj. Gen. Korey
Adolph Green ... Commune Leader
Keith Szarabajka ... Josh
Ann Risley ... Pam
Pierre Epstein Pierre Epstein ... Military Aide
Roy Cooper Roy Cooper ... General's Aide
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ... Army Doctor
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Storyline

A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

He loves you. Do what he says.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon, der Außerirdische See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Meryl Streep turned down the part of Dr. Cynthia Mallory. See more »

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When the space shuttle lifts off, it promptly turns into a Saturn V. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Simon Mendelssohn: Good afternoon everybody. I've been doing a great deal of thinking about who I am and why I have been sent here to live with you. And the answer is really very simple. Things here are just not working out very well. Your jobs are boring, your food is bland, your water is polluted and your relationships don't work. Is that not right? And the question is, how have things come to such a sorry state of affairs? I will tell you. There is too much bad suff around. Bad food, bad drink, bad art, bad ...
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References Rhoda (1974) See more »

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Where's Woody?
26 February 2009 | by lustron1See all my reviews

What a great film. I had never heard of this film before. I saw a video of this and was thoroughly entertained. If you are a Woody Allen fan, you have to seek this out! Marshall Brickman worked with Woody on Manhattan, Annie Hall, Sleeper...and it shines through this work. Alan Arkin is superb in his role...and Judy Graubart (who I was always infatuated with on THE ELECTRIC COMPANY)...oh, man, it is so nice to see her in a feature film! Austin Pendleton, Madeline Kahn, Wallace Shawn, Max Wright... They all round out a great cast! And Fred Gwynne as the sadistic army General...well that's the cherry on top!! See this if you can. PLEASE RELEASE THIS ON DVD!!


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