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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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Did You Know?

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

Referenced in Psych: Forget Me Not (2007) See more »

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A Comedy that Made This Old Lady Smile
14 December 2010 | by ffk6230See all my reviews

Actually, I not only smiled, I laughed out loud. I'm 70 and did not feel that this movie is sad, as some of the other reviewers have suggested. Those two old guys were making the best out of the time they had left,an encouraging message for us old folks. Unlike so many of today's movies, there was an engaging plot and solid character development. So many of the movies I see these days substitute visual effects,sex scenes,violence, and vulgar language for plot and character development. Also, although it was 130 minutes long,those minutes moved quickly.

Three cheers for Walter Matthau! Three cheers for Ossie Davis! Three Cheers for Herb Gardener!


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