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I Ought to Be in Pictures ()


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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... See more »

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Herbert Tucker
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Steffy Blondell
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Libby Tucker
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Gordon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Calvin Ander ...
Rabbi
Shelby Balik ...
Shelley
Larry Barton ...
Harry
Eugene Butler ...
Marty
Bill Cross ...
Truck Driver
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Boy on bus
Gillian Farrell ...
Waitress
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Martin
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Monte Del Rey
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Baseball Fan
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Larane
Noberto Kerner ...
Groundskeeper
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Baseball Fan
Nomi Mitty ...
Baseball Fan
Santos Morales ...
Mexican Truck Driver
Charles Parks ...
Baseball Fan
José Rabelo ...
Groundskeeper
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Soldier
Virginia Wing ...
Auto Cashier
Wayne Woodson ...
Baseball Fan
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Baseball Fan
Muni Zano ...
Motel Cashier
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Racetrack Patron (uncredited)
Halbert W. Jalikeakek ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Cashier (uncredited)
Thomas Wright ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Herbert Ross

Written by

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Neil Simon ... (play)
 
Neil Simon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Charles Matthau ... associate producer
Rick McCallum ... associate producer
Herbert Ross ... producer
Roger M. Rothstein ... executive producer
Neil Simon ... producer

Music by

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Marvin Hamlisch

Cinematography by

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David M. Walsh

Film Editing by

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Sidney Levin

Editorial Department

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Margaret Adachi ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Robert Frazen ... apprentice editor
Rick Sparr ... assistant editor
Linda Wilson ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jennifer Shull

Production Design by

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Albert Brenner

Costume Design by

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Ruth Morley

Makeup Department

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Frank Griffin ... makeup artist
Carol Meikle ... hair stylist
Allen Payne ... hair department head
Ron Snyder ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Roger M. Rothstein ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John T. Kretchmer ... second assistant director (as John Kretchmer)
Peter Z. Orton ... dga trainee
Jack Roe ... assistant director
Thomas J. Wright ... second unit director

Art Department

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Steven Curtis Husch ... set dresser
C.J. Maguire ... assistant property master
Dennis J. Parrish ... property master
Kandy Stern ... set designer
George Stokes ... construction coordinator
John T. Walker ... leadman (as John Thomas Walker)
Richard Boris ... greensman (uncredited)
Chris Butler ... swingman (uncredited)
Evans Maloof ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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G.W. Davis ... sound editor
Fred Judkins ... sound editor
Al Overton Jr. ... production sound mixer
Richard Overton ... re-recording mixer
Edward Rossi ... supervising sound editor (as Ed Rossi)
Norman B. Schwartz ... post-production dialogue: Lip Ssync Inc. Productions
Larry Singer ... dialogue editor
Theodore Soderberg ... re-recording mixer
Richard Sperber ... sound editor (as Richard A. Sperber)
Paul Wells ... re-recording mixer
Ronald Long ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Alan E. Lorimer ... special effects coordinator
Bruce Robles ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Allan Graf ... stunts
Charles A. Tamburro ... stunts
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Edesa ... camera operator
Norman Harris ... gaffer
Ron Kenyon ... best boy electric
Frank Lambers ... best boy grip
Al LaVerde ... grip
Richard Moran ... key grip
Michael Nash ... assistant camera
Roger Shearman ... director of photography: second unit
Mel Traxel ... still photographer
Martin G. Beazell ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Otto Bernhard ... photographer (uncredited)
Jeff Butters ... electrician (uncredited)
Romeo De Santis Jr. ... electrician (uncredited)
Bruton Peterson ... electrician (uncredited)
Barry Wexler ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Douglas Yonker ... best boy (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John A. Anderson ... costumer: men
Gail Bixby ... costumer: women
Sandra Culotta ... costumer: women
Bruce Walkup ... costumer: men
Nicola Rizzi ... tailor (uncredited)

Location Management

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Alan B. Curtiss ... location manager

Music Department

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Kenneth Wannberg ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Jack Lietzke ... transportation coordinator
James Nordberg ... transportation co-captain
Julio Salazar ... production driver
John Beech ... driver (uncredited)
Barry Got ... driver (uncredited)
Bruce McCormick ... driver (uncredited)
Ted Sweet ... driver (uncredited)
Skip Wilson ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Penny Brocato ... craft service (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Harry Kohoyda Jr. ... production auditor
Michele Panelli-Venetis ... assistant to executive producer (as Michele Panelli)
Ray Quiroz ... script supervisor
Charles A. Tamburro ... helicopter pilot
Robert Werden ... unit publicist
Bernardine Kent ... assistant: Nora Kaye (uncredited)
Jan Kunkle ... assistant: Rick McCallum (uncredited)
Leanne Moore ... assistant auditor (uncredited)
Sharman Naar ... production assistant (uncredited)
Gloria Pearson ... assistant: Walter Matthau (uncredited)
Sydney Serville ... guard (uncredited)
Sharon Zalusky ... assistant: Herbert Ross (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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  • Intrada (score album released by) (limited edition)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Libby Tucker hitchhiked from Brooklyn to take Hollywood by storm. And her father by surprise. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures (United States)
  • Soy tu hija, ¿te acuerdas? (Spain)
  • Je me fais du cinéma (Canada, French title)
  • Jag borde vara stjärna (Sweden)
  • Soñando con la fama (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $2,170,397, 28 Mar 1982

Did You Know?

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Trivia Walter Matthau once said of this movie: "It's filled with very real emotions . . . there were a few seconds while I was acting when I flashed back to my childhood when my father deserted us . . . I was exhausted at the end of each day. Some roles are easier but comedy, such as Neil Simon writes, is twenty times more difficult than straight acting or tragic acting. I prefer the challenge of comedy. It requires a great deal more energy, a great deal of kinetic output." 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Walter Matthau/Ricky Schroder (1982). See more »
Soundtracks One Hello See more »
Quotes Libby: Grandma was right. Once a shitheel, always a shitheel.
Herbert: Your grandmother talks like that?
Libby: The words are mine, the wisdom is hers!
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