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Memories of Me (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 October 1988 (USA)
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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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 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Memories of Me - Das tragisch-komische Leben eines gro├čartigen Versagers See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,965,604
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Abe introduces Abbie to Sean Connery, who happens to walk by dressed as a U.S. Army officer. Connery was actually in costume for the filming of The Presidio (1988), and did the 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

[Abe is dressed in a lobster costume]
Abe: I'm glad you came, doctor. Maybe you can tell me what's wrong with my hand - it's been like this for a month.
Lisa: Have you tried soaking it in melted butter?
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Connections

References The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) See more »

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I loved this film.
10 December 2002 | by StevesgirlSee all my reviews

My father was from NYC and my mother was raised in LA. I have seen every film I ever wanted to and this one has the most meaning. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a loving heart. It is the finest thing I have ever seen on the screen.


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