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Another You (1991)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 26 July 1991 (USA)
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George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Phillips

Writer:

Ziggy Steinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Eddie Dash
Gene Wilder ... George / Abe Fielding
Mercedes Ruehl ... Elaine
Stephen Lang ... Dibbs
Vanessa Williams ... Gloria
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Al
Peter Michael Goetz ... Therapist
Billy Beck ... Harry
Jerry Houser ... Tim
Kevin Pollak ... Phil
Craig Richard Nelson ... Walt
Kandis Chappell Kandis Chappell ... Gail
Elsa Raven ... Volunteer
Catherine E. Coulson ... Nurse
Norman Glasser Norman Glasser ... Male Patient
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Storyline

George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when people begin to recognize George as the missing millionaire Abe, Eddie wants to take advantage of the situation. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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One is a professional. The other is pathological. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uno miente, el otro engaña See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,537,965, 28 July 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,865,916
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Maurice Phillips replaced Peter Bogdanovich as director. Bogdanovich worked on the picture for five weeks before being replaced. See more »

Quotes

Eddie DashGeorge: [Eddie and George are walking out of the duck blind back towards the car]
George: [singing] Be kind to your web-footed friends, for a duck maybe somebody's mother...
Eddie Dash: Would you knock it off with the web-footed friends shit?
George: Oh, I'm sorry Eddie, I'm just thinking about all those poor little ducks!
Eddie Dash: Wait!
[Eddie stops]
George: What?
Eddie Dash: I heard something.
George: What?
Eddie Dash: It was a bear!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

As the TriStar Pictures logo plays out, Eddie Dash swears at the sight of the horse getting wings, causing it to crash offscreen. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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I LOVE LUCY
Written by Eliot Daniel & Harold Adamson
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Pryor and Wilder at Their Near Best
25 July 2010 | by StevePulaskiSee all my reviews

Another You is considered the last of both worlds in terms of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Pryor appeared in a few movies as a cameo after this, but not many and Wilder just quit after this and started doing few TV films, but never did another theatrical film after this. Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder were accused of not giving it their all in this film. Pryor can be excused because of his illness during this which is noticeable. I really cant see how neither actor was good because they seemed to be enjoying themselves and having a blast.

Another You revolves around a man named Eddie Dash (Pryor) who is sent to take care of a mental patient named George who is mistaken for a man named Abe Fielding. Encouraged to play along by Eddie, George is now in the mix of a bookie and his "wife" who thought he was dead now believing he is "Abe Fielding". Eddie keeps encouraging George to lay along so he can get money and take expensive items from their house.

Pryor and Wilder play a hilarious duo who both cant be denied as one of the best comedy duos of 1980s. They worked on four movies together (Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Another You). Its a shock that they, like many duos most notably McManhon and Carso, did not get along. Wilder wrote in a book that Pryor was a big pain on set of Stir Crazy demanding nice treatment and even claiming racism for one thing. Its a surprise because their chemistry on camera is rare to find in a duo in Comedy.

I will watch Stir Crazy and Silver Streak soon, but it saddens me that both ended on a bad note. This was a flop and it really wasn't a bad film. Many critics hate this movie which isn't a surprise. Though this film is loaded with slapstick and has some cute one-liners, its amusing and the chemistry like stated it great. This wasn't as funny as See No Evil, Hear No Evil since its hard to beat that, but its still amusing. So to conclude this, Another You is another Comedy you should check out. Plus both Stephen Lang and Vanessa Williams give a good performance.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Lang, and Vanessa Williams. Directed by: Maurice Phillips.


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