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Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives... See more »

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Harvey Fairchild
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Gillian Fairchild
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Holly Parrish
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Father Baragone
Jennifer Edwards ...
Megan Fairchild Bartlet
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Steve Larwin (as Rob Knepper)
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Larry Bartlet
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Josh Fairchild
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Janice Kern
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Fanny Ward
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Kate Fairchild
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Madame Carrie
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Corey (as Theodore Wilson)
Nicky Blair ...
Andre
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Dr. Keith Romanis
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Belmont
Hal Riddle ...
Phil Carlson
Harold Harris ...
Harold
Sherry P. Sievert ...
Receptionist
Joe Lopes ...
Band Leader
James Umphlett ...
Party Guest
Frann Bradford ...
Party Guest
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Jesse Grant (as Jess G. Henecke)
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Lisa
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Injured Man in E.R
Donna McMullen ...
Woman in E.R
Scott L. McKenna ...
Anesthesiologist
Charles Schneider ...
Dr. Gerald Spelner (as Dr. Charles Schneider)
Cora Bryant ...
Histotechnologist
Robin Foster ...
Histotechnologist
Eddie Vail ...
Surfer
Deborah Figuly ...
Surfer Girl
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TV Announcer
Harry Birrell ...
Radio Announcer
Chutney Walton ...
Chutney
Honey Edwards ...
Honey
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Michael Reardon ...
(uncredited)

Directed by

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Blake Edwards

Written by

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Milton Wexler ... (written by) &
Blake Edwards ... (written by)

Produced by

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Tony Adams ... producer
Trish Caroselli ... associate producer
Jonathan D. Krane ... producer

Music by

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Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

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Anthony B. Richmond ... director of photography (as Anthony Richmond)

Film Editing by

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Lee Rhoads

Editorial Department

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Laura Rindner ... assistant editor
Rozanne Zingale ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Tony Marando

Set Decoration by

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Tony Marando

Costume Design by

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Tracy Tynan

Makeup Department

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Deborah Figuly ... key makeup artist
Jane Galli ... assistant makeup artist
Julian Heap ... hair stylist
Maryanne Puetz ... hair stylist (as Mary Ann Puetz)
Sachi Worrall ... hair stylist
Adam Christopher ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alan Levine ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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K.C. Colwell ... second assistant director
Alan Levine ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Kevin Hughes ... property master
Lori Jedeikin ... property assistant
Jaki Sommerich ... set dresser
Diana Allen Williams ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Steve Sollars ... boom operator
Bruce Stubblefield ... supervising sound editor
Don Summer ... sound mixer
James Bailey ... foley artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Shauna Duggins ... stunt double
Gene Hartline ... stunts
Larry Holt ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Batzdorff ... best boy
Kenny Christiansen ... electrician (as Ken Christiansen)
Gary Dagg ... best boy / dolly grip
James A. Earley ... grip (as Jim Early)
Dulce 'Candy' González ... second assistant camera (as Candy Gonzalez)
Bill Henderson ... still photographer
Rick Herrington ... electrician
Rowdy Herrington ... gaffer
Saint John ... key grip
Kent H. Jorgensen ... grip (as Kent Jorgensen)
Tommy Magglos ... camera operator
Richard Miller ... first assistant camera
Louis Niemeyer ... first assistant camera
Daniel Pershing ... grip
John St. John ... grip
Jim Thorpe ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kathleen Mascia O'Brien ... assistant costumer
Nina Padovano ... key costumer

Location Management

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Dennis Hoffman ... location assistant

Music Department

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Tom Bocci ... music supervisor
Al Bunetta ... music supervisor
Michael Linn ... music editor
Joe Lopes ... music coordinator
Tommy Tedesco ... music guitar (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Tim Fry ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Carrie Dieterich ... production coordinator
Judy French ... assistant: Mr. Adams
Elton MacPherson ... production controller
Gina Minervini ... product placement coordinator
Sharron Reynolds ... script supervisor
Steven Elime Lalande ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives are further complicated by their three grown children, a ditsy neighbor, a fortune teller, and an alcoholic priest. Written by Jeanne Armintrout

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Also Known As
  • Crisis (United States)
  • Blake Edwards' That's Life! (United States)
  • ¡Así es la vida! (Spain)
  • Blake Edwards' That's Life!
  • Esto es vida (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $229,855, 28 Sep 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jack Lemmon's real-life son, Chris Lemmon, plays his movie-son "Josh", whilst Jack Lemmon's wife Felicia Farr plays a fortune teller. See more »
Goofs Microphone shadow visible during party scene in the tent. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Peggy Sue Got Married/That's Life/Crocodile Dundee/The Name of the Rose (1986). See more »
Soundtracks LIFE IN A LOOKING GLASS See more »

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