Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.

Director:

Gene Saks

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Silverman ... Eugene Morris Jerome
Blythe Danner ... Kate
Stacey Glick ... Laurie
Lisa Waltz ... Nora
Judith Ivey ... Blanche
Bob Dishy ... Jack
Brian Drillinger Brian Drillinger ... Stanley
James Handy ... Frank Murphy
Bette Henritze Bette Henritze ... Mrs. Murphy
Steven Hill ... Mr. Stroheim
David Margulies ... Mr. Farber
Fyvush Finkel ... Mr. Greenblatt
Kathleen Doyle ... Mrs. Laski
Alan Weeks ... Andrew
Marilyn Cooper Marilyn Cooper ... Woman in Street
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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The heart-winning story based on his award-winning play. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The name of the diary was "The Private Memoirs of Eugene Morris Jerome". See more »

Goofs

When Eugene runs out of his house at night to catch up to Stanley at the Subway Station, he jumps over some cables laid out in the middle of the street. Cables used to power the lights for the scene. See more »

Quotes

Eugene: You never told me? What was she like? Was she pretty? How old was she?
Stanley: Don't start in with me Eugene. Every time I get in trouble, I have to tell you what a naked girl looks like? Do me a favor; go in the bathroom, whack off and grow up by yourself!
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Connections

Followed by Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) See more »

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A Doinele A Volechl Geit
Written and arranged by Ray Musiker
Performed by The Neshoma Orchestra
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One Of My Top Five Comedies
17 February 2004 | by johnhiattSee all my reviews

One of my top five comedies ever. You'll appreciate it more if your a guy who came of age in the 1930's-60's. I identify so much with this movie, especially the bathroom scene, when Eugene's 15 year old cousin Nora accidentally walks in on him while he's "on the crapper." This actually happened to me when I was 10, and let me tell you there is no worse horror for a boy at that age. Eugene worries that his life was over, as I did. I also remember my first time seeing a picture of a naked woman. A very tame pose by today's standards, but like Eugene, there was a sense of relief that the quest was finally over. No more was it just the occasional breast shot, I too had seen "The Golden Palace of the Himalayas." Jonathan Silverman's running narration is hilarious and really makes the movie for me. Well worth the investment time-wise, IMO.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,580,750, 28 December 1986

Gross USA:

$11,957,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,957,943
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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