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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 December 1986 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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It's about laughter, tears and love. See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

Jason Alexander: one of the men in the pool hall who con Stanley. On Broadway, he played Stanley in the sequel, 'Broadway Bound.' 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: Don't hate me for what I'm going to say.
Stanley: What is it?
Eugene: I think Aunt Blanche has a great ass.
Stanley: They're gonna lock you up in a sex asylum. If I was your sister I wouldn't sleep on the same block as you!
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Connections

Referenced in Bless the Harts: Myrtle Beach Memoirs (2019) See more »

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Infatuation
Written by Walter G. Samuels and Leonard Whitcup
Performed George Hall and His Orchestra
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Talk About Gratitude!
3 August 2001 | by Dizizjen2See all my reviews

This movie moves and inspire you, it's like you are one of the family. Just to see and witness life during the depression era, makes you feel humble and grateful. Jonathan Silverman delivered well, so convincing and very witty! A must see for Teens!


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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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