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I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 December 1996 (USA)
Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When ... See full summary »

Director:

Herb Gardner

Writers:

Herb Gardner (play), Herb Gardner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Matthau ... Nat Moyer
Ossie Davis ... Midge Carter
Amy Irving ... Clara Gelber
Craig T. Nelson ... The Cowboy
Boyd Gaines ... Pete Danforth
Martha Plimpton ... Laurie Campbell
Guillermo Díaz ... J.C.
Elina Löwensohn ... Clara Lemlich
Ron Rifkin ... Feigenbaum
Marin Hinkle ... Hannah
Nancy Giles Nancy Giles ... Ella Mae Tilden
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Kamir
Irwin Corey ... Sol
Mina Bern
Salem Ludwig Salem Ludwig ... Waiter
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Storyline

Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. Nat also takes on his daughter, a drug dealer, and a mugger in this appealing version of a really 'odd couple'. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content and momentary violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo no soy Rappaport See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,011, 29 December 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$222,525, 2 February 1997
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Company Credits

Production Co:

GreeneStreet Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "I'm Not Rappaport" opened on Novemeber 19, 1985 at the Boothe Theater and ran for 891 performances. Herb Gardner wrote both the stage play and the screen play for the movie version and won the 1986 Tony award for Best Play. Judd Hirsch won the 1986 Tony Award for best Actor for his role as Nat Moyer, that was played in the movie by Walter Matthau. See more »

Goofs

While Moyer arrives with a briefcase to the meeting with Carter and Danforth, he leaves without it. See more »

Quotes

Nat: Lies, not lies - alternatives. Sometimes the truth doesn't quite fit.
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Connections

Features Dennis the Menace (1959) See more »

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Sensitive, poetic, funny, amusing. Excellent actuation from Walter Matthau. Ossie Davis is good too.
19 February 1999 | by fantonSee all my reviews

A sensitive approach to the "getting old" problem on the big cities. The main character is a modern version of Dom Quixote, who tries to keep his ideas and principles alive assuming to be imaginary people which had more interesting histories than he had on his own life.

The movie is beautiful and amusing. Walter Matthau is splendid.


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