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Happy New Year (1987)

Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ... See full summary »

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writers:

Claude Lelouch (film "La bonne annee"), Warren Lane (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Nick
Charles Durning ... Charlie
Claude Lelouch ... Man on Train
Gary Maas Gary Maas ... Fence
Jack Hrkach Jack Hrkach ... Bellboy
Tom Courtenay ... Edward Saunders
Earleen Carey Earleen Carey ... Winston Sales Girl
Debra Garrett Debra Garrett ... Winston Sales Girl (as Debbie Garrett)
Karina Etcheverry ... Winston Sales Girl
Ted Bartsch Ted Bartsch ... Doorman
Wendy Hughes ... Carolyn
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Nina
Joan Copeland ... Sunny Felix
Cloyce Morrow Cloyce Morrow ... Dinner Guest
Anthony Heald ... Dinner Guest
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Storyline

Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighbouring antique store and things get a little complicated. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feliz Ano Novo See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the first 20 minutes of the film, while Peter Falk is talking to the antique shop girl in the doorway of her shop, his head is tilted to the left when the camera is facing him. With the camera behind him, his head is suddenly straight up or slightly tilted to his right. This happens twice as he is talking to her. It's minor, but very discernible. See more »

Connections

Remake of Happy New Year (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes for You
Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
Produced by Bill Conti
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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8 February 1999 | by bato-2See all my reviews

This movie probably passed by the box office like a cocaine bag in the bronx. But it wasn´t that bad. What´s more: it was amusing to watch how Peter Falk and his partner steal a jewerly dressed as an old man. The acting was nothing out of this world, and the plot was just about fine. But the music theme was really sticky, I can still hear that anoying but entertaining tone. If you see this on T.V. it´s ok, but I wouldn´t rent it at a price higher than 2 dollars.


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