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Side by Side (1988)

Three men who have just been forced to retire convince their bank to finance their dream: To produce a line of clothing for senior citizens.

Director:

Jack Bender

Writers:

Rosemary Edelman (story), Anthony Velona (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Milton Berle ... Abe Mercer
Sid Caesar ... Louis Hammerstein
Danny Thomas ... Charlie Warren
Morey Amsterdam ... Moe
Marjorie Lord
Georgann Johnson ... Alice Grayson
Richard Kline ... Matt
Edith Fields ... Frances Mercer
Michael Lembeck ... Tony Mercer
Laura Owens Laura Owens ... Barbara Hammerstein
Jennifer Bassey ... Jennifer Benson
Jeffrey Lampert Jeffrey Lampert ... Truck Driver (as Jeff Lampert)
Maidie Norman ... Eunice
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Frank Johnson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Belafonte Gina Belafonte ... Loan Officer
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Three men who have just been forced to retire convince their bank to finance their dream: To produce a line of clothing for senior citizens.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing's Impossible See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Danny Kaye who was to star died before production. Gwen Verdon dropped out due to the death of her husband Bob Fosse. See more »

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Very likable film from some old pros
5 February 2014 | by SimonJackSee all my reviews

"Side by Side" is a very enjoyable TV movie made with three of the biggest names in early TV in the U.S. The plot and script are quite good, and the acting is wonderful. The supporting cast does a great job as well.

If you're a modern-day film buff, be forewarned that this is not an adrenalin charging movie. Rather, its "action" is very slow, purposeful and amusing. Older folks (those of us who watched these TV icons in the 1950s and later) should enjoy this film. And anyone who just likes a good story about people should enjoy "Side by Side."

In their early TV days, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and Danny Thomas were great comedians. Berle and Caesar could be saucy for their time, but they were never vulgar. Their shows and brand of humor was clean and decent, and they could bring uproarious laughter out of everyday situations. These three performers all have had long lives. In 1988 when this TV movie was made, Berle was the oldest at 80. Thomas was 76 and Caesar was 66. Berle lived to 96, Thomas to 79 and Sid Caesar is still alive at 91 at the time of my writing this review in February 2014.


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