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Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)

Cleveland 1951. Pre-med student Artie Shoemaker dreams not so much of a medical career but a life in the theater, against the wishes of his working class parents. Despite having no ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Pressman

Writer:

David Shaber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Langella ... Harry Crystal
Glynnis O'Connor ... Ramona
Tom Hulce ... Artie Shoemaker (as Thomas Hulce)
Jerry Stiller ... Mr. Shoemaker
Herbert Berghof Herbert Berghof ... Dr. Julius Fuldauer
Kevin McCarthy ... Mickey Bellinger
Joseph Maher ... Fibby Geyer
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Sherman Sprat
Marshall Colt ... Cooky
Anthony Mannino Anthony Mannino ... D'Angeli
Rose Arrick Rose Arrick ... Mrs. Shoemaker
William Robertson William Robertson ... Mr. Henry
Steve Levitt Steve Levitt ... Westervelt
Randy Stumpf ... Loomis
Mark Keyloun ... Hlavacek
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Cleveland 1951. Pre-med student Artie Shoemaker dreams not so much of a medical career but a life in the theater, against the wishes of his working class parents. Despite having no experience in the theater whatsoever, he is hired as the props man at the Kempton Hills Park Theater, an open air venue that is part of the summer stock circuit. The resident leading man at Kempton Hills is Harry Crystal who, along with some of the other more experienced company members, is working toward more lucrative and higher profile acting jobs. For most, including Harry, the goal is back to Broadway. For some, that Broadway dream is more a delusion than a true possibility. Despite being a bit of a divo, which grates on many of the other crew members, Harry takes inexperienced Artie under his wing both in terms of guiding him through his current position in props, as well as a general life in the theater. Part of that general life includes romantic couplings, the person who Artie ultimately chooses, ... Written by Huggo

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On stage, Harry Crystal is sheer magic. In the wings, Artie Shoemaker is learning his tricks!

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deine Lippen, deine Augen See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,766, 17 August 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$804,713, 31 December 1980
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Herb Jaffe See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The first production of "The Red Mill" was a famous operetta filmed as a silent movie starring Marion Davies in 1927. See more »

Goofs

The biology lab work table at Artie Shoemaker's university has a grounded three-prong electrical outlet that would not have been present in 1951. See more »

Quotes

Harry Crystal: I wouldn't dream of it, Sperm.
Sherman Sprat: The name is Sherman.
Harry Crystal: That's right, Sperm. You tell 'em, Sperm.
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Connections

Referenced in Galaxy High School: Those Eyes, Those Lips (1986) See more »

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They Just Don't Make Movies Like This Anymore!
11 February 1999 | by jbdeanSee all my reviews

"Who do you dream of? Hoot Gibson ... Howdy Doody? I'm talking about the *theater*!" [Harry Crystal]

Nothing beats a great stage show ... nothing! And Harry Crystal lives that belief. A stage actor still waiting for his big break, Harry brings the magic of live theater to a small town and to Artie Shoemaker (TOM HULCE) ... a young man who has big dreams (but just didn't know it until he met Harry).

With scenes and songs from many of America's classic musicals ... Those Lips, Those Eyes conveys both the ups and downs of the people that, for 2 hours, take us to a fantasy land, but who manage to keep that magic alive in their hearts all day long!

Like Artie ... once you've seen Those Lips, Those Eyes ... "You're hooked, kid!" [Harry Crystal]


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