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So Fine (1981)

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.


Andrew Bergman


Andrew Bergman





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan O'Neal ... Bobby Fine
Jack Warden ... Jack
Mariangela Melato ... Lira
Richard Kiel ... Eddie
Fred Gwynne ... Chairman Lincoln
Mike Kellin ... Sam Schlotzman
David Rounds David Rounds ... Prof. McCarthy
Joel Stedman Joel Stedman ... Prof. Yarnell
Angela Pietropinto ... Sylvia
Michael Lombard ... Jay Augustine
Jessica James Jessica James ... Vicki
Charles Bruce Millholland Charles Bruce Millholland ... Sir Alec (as Bruce Millholland)
Merwin Goldsmith ... Dave
Irving Metzman Irving Metzman ... Accountant
Lois De Banzie ... Waitress in House of Pancakes


Jack Fine, owner/manager of Fine Fashions of Brooklyn, it which solely produces women's dresses, has been having a difficult time the past year due to the company not keeping up with the changing fashions. Associated, Jack is in debt to the tune of $1.5 million to loan shark and gangster, Mr. Eddie, a hulking and flamboyant man who has a penchant for picking up and destroying things which are bothering him, Jack who now falls into that category. Instead of proverbially or literally breaking Jack's legs or worse, Mr. Eddie decides to take over Fine Fashions until the debt is paid, with Jack's son, Bobby Fine, an English Literature professor at upstate Chippenango State College, to manage the operations. Not only does this new career, which Bobby has no option but to accept, threaten the possibility of Bobby obtaining this year's tenure track position in the department, but Bobby at the helm of the fashion house threatens to ruin it completely as Bobby has no idea about fashion ... Written by Huggo

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A revealing comedy about reaching the top by way of the bottom. See more »




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The movie's main setting is the Garment District of Manhattan in New York. This region is also known as the Fashion District of Manhattan as well as the Garment Center of Manhattan and the Fashion Center of Manhattan. See more »


[On a gondola, in a canal, in Venice, Italy]
Jack: How long the streets been fucked up like this?
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Alternate Versions

Network TV version features five minutes of outtake footage originally discarded from the theatrical release. See more »


Referenced in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »


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Written by Ennio Morricone and Danny Gould
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Jack Warden utters one of the funniest lines ever!
27 July 2002 | by scoonmanSee all my reviews

This movie was funny for all the cat and mouse games going on between Richard Kiel and Ryan O'Neal, but the part I remember the most was Jack Warden. I will forever say that the funniest line in a movie I have ever heard was his line at the end of the movie. In the ending scene, Ryan O'Neal and the leading lady are riding in a gondola in Venice. In a seperate gondola, Warden and woman he has fallen for are riding. In the first boat, O'Neal and the woman are kissing, being romantic, as expected in such a romantic setting. Meanwhile in the next boat, Warden turns to his lady,and with bedroom eyes in this city of love, leans over and gently whispers to her..." How long have these streets been f**ked up?" . I roll every time I see that. ( pardon the language, but it is a quote.) That aside, it is still a relatively funny movie.

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25 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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