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I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 March 1982 (USA)
Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Walter Matthau ... Herbert Tucker
Ann-Margret ... Steffy Blondell
Dinah Manoff ... Libby Tucker
Lance Guest ... Gordon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Calvin Ander Calvin Ander ... Rabbi
Shelby Balik Shelby Balik ... Shelley
Larry Barton Larry Barton ... Harry
Eugene Butler Eugene Butler ... Marty
Bill Cross Bill Cross ... Truck Driver
Michael Dudikoff ... Boy on bus
Gillian Farrell Gillian Farrell ... Waitress
David Faustino ... Martin
Martin Ferrero ... Monte Del Rey
Allan Graf ... Baseball Fan
Samantha Harper ... Larane
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Storyline

Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby arrives in LA on a Tuesday and phones Dad the one night that Stephanie, who does Jane Fonda's hair, stays over. Stephanie is there the next morning when Libby decides she needs to tell her story face-to-face. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Libby Tucker hitchhiked from Brooklyn to take Hollywood by storm. And her father by surprise.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,170,397, 28 March 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,968,359
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was made and released about two years after its source play by Neil Simon was first performed in 1980. The play 'I Ought to Be in Pictures' originally opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on 3rd April 1980 and completed its run on 11 January 1981 after 324 performances. See more »

Goofs

In the closing scenes Libby is first seen sitting on the left side of the bus talking to her seat mate, then when Herb drives his car up next to the bus on the right side she sees him through the right side window. See more »

Quotes

Libby: [cursing in Spanish] ... and your father too, you shitheel!
Truck Driver: Spanish?
Libby: No, Jew, but in Brooklyn first we learn Spanish then English
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Connections

References The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

One Hello
Music & Lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Randy Crawford
Produced by Tommy LiPuma
(P) 1982 WEA International Inc.
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a total gem.
12 July 2006 | by claboure444See all my reviews

what an outstanding and heart-tugging performance by DINAH. i never miss a rerun and go out of my way to see it. i can't believe she was not nominated for something. a perfect bit of acting by her and WALTER MATHAU. my wife says, "i guess you're.... just in love". the first time i saw the film was totally by accident. i was in a dentist's office for an appointment for teeth cleaning. the movie came on in the waiting room and after it was thirty minutes into filming the nurse came out and said "next". by a stroke of luck it was the last appointment of the day. i asked the dentist, who is also a dear friend, to let me continue watching. well, we both watched. the nurse had gone and he worked on my cleaning himself. he said it was worth it.


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