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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 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

In the scene where Nat Moyer (Walter Matthau) says to Midge Carter (Ossie Davis), "My God, you're black!" He stands up and puts on some black glasses. When the two start laughing, Nat takes his glasses off and sits back down. When the camera is then on Carter, it shows the back of Nat's head and the glasses are back on his face. See more »

Quotes

Danforth: Truth is I hate running. Being immortal takes too much time.
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Mathau's acting masterclass
14 March 2005 | by andersoj-1See all my reviews

This is a gentle heart warming film, that to me has a quintessential qualities that make Walter Mathau such a great actor. It is not the comedy in which he excelled at in films like 'The Odd Couple'. It is the way he bullies the script and the camera. This he does well but with not as much aplomb in 'The Sunshine Bys'. To see a film where the script is paramount is wonderful, and to have an actor such as Mathau at the centre of it conducting it with all his mastery skill is a delight to watch. The supporting cast around Mathau equip themselves well. They are not overpowered by his fame or skill. At times it feels as though you are actually there watching events unfold. This is a credit to the director who while keeping it looking like the good film it is, also brings you in as though you are the only person in the world watching the film. Although I have only watched the film on the television, I feel that I would have felt the same effect had I been watching the film in the cinema. This is a rare effect, too many times films can have that distant feel. It is the directors's skill, and the skill and art of the actors that this is never lost. I watched this film, when I had to fill half an hour of time. The result was that I was glued to the seat unable to pull myself away.


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