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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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Storyline

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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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Herb Jaffe See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

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: There's one thing you learn in this business, and you keep on learning it: There's always a bigger agent, there's always a better part, and there's always a prettier girl.
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Connections

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

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lure of theater
16 December 2001 | by kjell1See all my reviews

I was intrigued by this movie, because it was shot in my hometown of Cleveland -- actually at Cain Park (Summer) Theater in Cleveland Heights.

A pre-med student, Tom Hulce, takes a summer job as a prop man at Cain Park. He meets perennial summer actor-singer, Frank Langella. The veteran Frank still has dreams of making it big on Broadway, but it likely will never happen. However, he manages to impart his dreams of the theater onto Hulce, who by the end of the movie, loses his virginity and commits his hopes to the theater rather than medicine.

Fine acting by Hulce, Langella, Glynnis O'Connor and Kevin McCarthy, who has a small part as a lecherous agent near the end of the movie. He dashes Langella's hopes again, but Langella acquires another agent "who can get him places that (the mcCarthy character) can only dream of."


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