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Finnegan Begin Again (1985)

Mike Finnegan is nearing retirement and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Liz DeHaan, who... See full summary »

Writer:

Walter Lockwood
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Liz DeHaan
Robert Preston ... Mike Finnegan
Sam Waterston ... Paul Broadbent
Sylvia Sidney ... Margaret Finnegan
David Huddleston ... Jack Archer
Bob Gunton ... Christian Jamison
Giancarlo Esposito ... Intruder
Russell Horton Russell Horton ... Mort
Avery Brooks ... Dude on Bus
Peter Friedman ... John Jewell
Jon DeVries Jon DeVries ... Dr. Binder
Frederick Strother ... Elias Williams (as Fred Strother)
Ron McLarty ... Leo the Bartender
Rick Warner Rick Warner ... Charlie DeWitt
Jan Guarino Jan Guarino ... Ticket Seller
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Storyline

Mike Finnegan is nearing retirement and taking care of his senile wife. He can't get her to allow him to throw anything out and their house has become unmanageable. He meets Liz DeHaan, who is dating a man with whom she is hopelessly mismatched. They become confidants and each allows the other to share their life and experiences with them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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A comedy with Heart

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta Por Cima See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

Title character's name is based upon an old Irish song that Robert Preston sings during the movie: "There was a man named Michael Finnigan. He had whiskers on his chin-igan. The wind came up and blew them in-igan. Poor old Michael Finnigan!". See more »

Quotes

Mike Finnegan: [singing] There was a man named Michael Finnegan. He grew whiskers on his 'chin'-negan. He shaved them off and they grew back in again. Poor old Michael Finnegan. Begin again.
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Finnegan Begin Again
20 July 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Warm comedy about an unlikely romance that develops between a cranky newspaperman (Preston) and a middle aged widow (Moore). Lovely chemistry between both stars, but it is the irreplacable Preston who charms his way into our hearts.


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