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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 December 1986 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eugene Morris Jerome
... Kate
... Laurie
... Nora
... Blanche
... Jack
Brian Drillinger ... Stanley
... Frank Murphy
Bette Henritze ... Mrs. Murphy
... Mr. Stroheim
... Mr. Farber
... Mr. Greenblatt
... Mrs. Laski
Alan Weeks ... Andrew
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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Meet Eugene Jerome and his family, fighting the hard times and sometimes each other. See more »

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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,580,750, 28 December 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,957,943
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This picture's opening title card reads: "1932 - Brighton Beach - Brooklyn, New York". See more »

Quotes

Kate: Did you hear what I said?
Eugene: Yes, I heard!
[under his breath]
Eugene: If I cut my ears off I'd still be able to hear her through my nose.
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Followed by Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) See more »

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Jungle Drums (Canto Karabali)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona, Carmen Lombardo and Charles O'Flynn
Performed by Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians
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One Of My Top Five Comedies
17 February 2004 | by See 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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