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Age Isn't Everything (1991)

Young man gives up his dream of becoming an astronaut to go into business--and finds himself turned into a little old man.

Director:

Douglas Katz

Writer:

Douglas Katz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Silverman ... Seymour
Robert Prosky ... Grandpa Irving
Rita Moreno ... Rita
Rita Karin Rita Karin
Robert Cicchini
Brian Williams Brian Williams ... Gerrard
Paul Sorvino ... Max
MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon
Alvin Epstein Alvin Epstein
Dee Hoty
Sylvia Kauders
Larry Keith Larry Keith
Michael Mantell
Michael P. Moran Michael P. Moran
Marilyn Pasekoff Marilyn Pasekoff
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Young man gives up his dream of becoming an astronaut to go into business--and finds himself turned into a little old man.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life in the Food Chain See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Food Chain, Katzfilms See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Feature directorial debut for Douglas Katz, who attended the MFA program in directing and screenwriting at Columbia University. See more »

Connections

References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Moon
Music & Lyrics by Henderson, Bertollino, Evans
Published by Big Idea Music, BMI
Performed by The Believers
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Follow your dreams to avoid growing old too soon.
20 October 2005 | by joel-196See all my reviews

"Age Isn't Everything" is the title used on the film when released instead of its original title, "Life in the Food Chain." In fact, a line at the end of the movie relates to the original title better.

The story of a college graduate who embarks on a career of something other than his original plan and becomes old in the process is somewhat abstract. He became a businessman instead of an astronaut and this caused an aging process to kick in. Also, he obtained a New York Jewish pattern of speech which did not exist until he began aging. This seemed out of place but carried the old man persona. The comedy plot wasn't really funny. Resolution at the end was tied in but, again, abstract.

A good reminder to follow your goals in life, but not a high rated film. Apparently the reason for its limited release, even on video.


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