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They All Laughed (1981)

A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.

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Peter Bogdanovich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Hepburn ... Angela Niotes
Ben Gazzara ... John Russo
Patti Hansen ... Sam (Deborah Wilson)
John Ritter ... Charles Rutledge
Dorothy Stratten ... Dolores Martin
Blaine Novak ... Arthur Brodsky
Linda MacEwen Linda MacEwen ... Amy Lester
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Leon Leondopolous
Colleen Camp ... Christy Miller
Sean Hepburn Ferrer ... Jose (as Sean Ferrer)
Glenn Scarpelli ... Michael Niotes
Vassili Lambrinos Vassili Lambrinos ... Stavros Niotes
Antonia Bogdanovich ... Stefania Russo
Sashy Bogdanovich Sashy Bogdanovich ... Georgina Russo (as Alexandra Bogdanovich)
Sheila Stodden Sheila Stodden ... Barbara Jo
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Storyline

New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies' man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a wealthy Italian industrialist, while Charles Rutledge and Arthur Brodsky follow Dolores Martin, the beautiful young wife of a jealous husband. Their respective cases are complicated when John falls for Angela, and Charles falls for Dolores. Written by filmfactsman

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Starring Dorothy Stratten in her last film role. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Bogdanovich's They All Laughed See more »

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Budget:

$8,600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film, shot in 1980 by a small crew on the streets of Manhattan, reunited Audrey Hepburn and Ben Gazzara. According to director Bogdanovich, Hepburn and Gazzara had fallen in love while making Bloodline (1979), but Gazzara had subsequently fallen in love with Elke Krivat, who became his third wife. The tension between Hepburn and Gazzara, and Gazzara's depression over his imminent divorce from his second wife, made it "difficult at times" on the set. See more »

Quotes

Sam: You're Christy Miller, the country singer? No shit!
Christy Miller: Well' there's some dispute about that, honey, but thanks.
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We thank the people of Manhattan, on whose island this picture was filmed. See more »

Connections

References Merry-Go-Round (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

One Day Since Yesterday
Words and Music by Earl Poole Ball and Peter Bogdanovich
Performed by Colleen Camp
Arranged and Conducted by Earl Poole Ball
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Great Cast - not too good scriptwriting
31 October 2006 | by lippp-1See all my reviews

Most of the major actors here do their best with not much to work with. The plot is nonsensical and way over the top. The dialogue seemed to be written by an amateur even though Peter Bogdanovich actually wrote it. This is supposed to be a romantic comedy. If so it's a comedy without any comedy and not much romance. The saving grace here is the nostalgic factor. Watching Audrey Hepburn and Ben Gazarra is a pleasure and in a different movie they may have further contributed to their impressive careers. In this mess, their scenes are impressive to watch precisely for their skill but what their characters do defies logic and you simply just don't buy it. John Ritter is very good and Dorothy Stratton holds her own because all she really has to do is look gorgeous. Collen Camp is, at best, mediocre and the weakest link in this cast. This film is only for film buffs who want to relive an era and marvel at the grace and charm of Ms. Hepburn. They may have all laughed but they weren't watching this movie when they did!!!


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