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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 »

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... Harry Crystal
... Ramona
... Artie Shoemaker (as Thomas Hulce)
... Mr. Shoemaker
Herbert Berghof ... Dr. Julius Fuldauer
... Mickey Bellinger
... Fibby Geyer
George Morfogen ... Sherman Sprat
... Cooky
Anthony Mannino ... D'Angeli
Rose Arrick ... Mrs. Shoemaker
William Robertson ... Mr. Henry
Steve Levitt ... Westervelt
... Loomis
... 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

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15 August 1980 (USA)  »

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Deine Lippen, deine Augen  »

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$63,766, 17 August 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$804,713, 31 December 1980
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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 »

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

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A love letter to Summer Stock!
8 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I originally saw this film while I was working as a musician doing musical theatre in summer stock. If you've ever done any work in theatre - especially at a summer stock theatre - you'll really enjoy this film.

Yes, there are some moments of really bad writing in the film, but overall it's a lovely tribute to the theatre and why people love it.


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