On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.

Director:

Henry Winkler

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Abbie
Alan King ... Abe
JoBeth Williams ... Lisa
Janet Carroll ... Dorothy Davis
David Ackroyd ... 1st Assistant Director
Phil Fondacaro ... Horace Bosco
Robert Pastorelli ... Al (Broccoli)
Mark L. Taylor ... 2nd Assistant Director
Peter Elbling ... Director
Larry Cedar ... 1st Assistant Director (Soap)
Sheryl Bernstein ... Dancer
Joe Shea Joe Shea ... Stan Kantor
Joe 'Flash' Riley Joe 'Flash' Riley ... Tango (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
Billy Beck ... Angry Man
Margarito Mendoza Margarito Mendoza ... Mariachi Trumpet Player
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Storyline

On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Abe (Alan King) introduces Abbie (Billy Crystal) to Sir Sean Connery, who happens to walk by dressed as Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell from The Presidio (1988). Connery was in costume for filming and did this cameo appearance in between takes. See more »

Goofs

At Abe's funeral, there were flowers surrounding and on top of the casket. At Jewish funerals, flowers are not sent because it signifies a joyous occasion. See more »

Quotes

[Abbie's flashback]
Young Abbie: Dad! I'm afraid to go to sleep!
Abe: Why are you afraid to go to sleep?
Young Abbie: What if I never wake up?
Abe: Then there'll be more for me for breakfast.
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Connections

References Death of a Salesman (1951) See more »

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Why is it not shown more?
19 October 2006 | by russjfkSee all my reviews

Really a good inside look at Hollywood and the movie making machine that it is today. Why do they not show it on TV or any other outlet, I found it well.,.......well just great. Best kept secret flick RussJFK loves it! You just get a good look at this film and the back-door of Hollywood. What the extras go through on a day to day basis on the set. I was one of them many years ago back in 1987 in LAX. Worked on a lot of films, enjoyed sitting on "the set" while we filmed. Every time I looked into the camera, I felt at home. I missed Dallas, Texas at the time and I was all the way in LA. But I found solace when I saw the camera, filming me, I knew that that was a portal back to my home in Texas and other homes across the country. I felt at home in front of the camera? Anyway, I loved this movie and wish I could find it on DVD for my collection, one of those good Saturday afternoon movies!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just You, Just Me See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,388,123, 10 October 1988

Gross USA:

$3,965,604

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,965,604
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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