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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

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Richard Shepard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cazale ... Fredo Corleone / Stan / Sal / Stan (archive footage)
Steve Buscemi ... Self
Sam Rockwell ... Self
Al Pacino ... Self
Meryl Streep ... Self
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Self
Richard Shepard ... Self
Fred Roos ... Self
Francis Ford Coppola ... Self
Richard Dreyfuss ... Self
Brett Ratner ... Self
Sidney Lumet ... Self
Olympia Dukakis ... Self
Robyn Goodman Robyn Goodman ... Self
Israel Horovitz Israel Horovitz ... Self
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John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation. Written by Reiss, Stacey

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Trivia

Talia Shire was interviewed for this documentary, but none of her footage made it into the final finished film. See more »

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Steve Buscemi tells a brief anecdote. See more »

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Features The American Way (1962) See more »

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Too short--in all regards
18 September 2017 | by zacknaboSee all my reviews

It is good that this picture exists. Don't get me wrong. John Cazale was one of the purest "character" actors of his generation. But Cazale is due something much longer and more comprehensive than the mere 40 minutes he is allotted here. It covers just enough in 40 minutes but it will undoubtedly leave any viewer wanting more--quite a parallel to a fantastic life and career cut short.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

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