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Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story ()


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The story of twin sisters, Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips, who found fame as dueling advice columnists "Ann Landers" and "Dear Abbey".

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Ann Landers / Abigail Van Buren
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Mort
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Jules (as Kenneth David Gilman)
Tyler Gannon ...
Young Margo
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Grown Margo
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Abe
Joann Johnson ...
Rebecca
Karen Johnson-Miller ...
Beauty parlor woman #1
Angela Nicole Babb ...
Beauty parlor woman #2
Raissa Fleming ...
Beauty parlor woman #3
Tobias Anderson ...
Dean Evans (as Tobias Andersen)
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Cardinal Ryan
Ted Roisum ...
Vatican bishop
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John Daly
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Edward R. Murrow
Tim Delaney ...
Herman
John Miailovich ...
Ernest
Daniel Isaak ...
Rabbi
David Richard Heath ...
Doctor (as David Heath)
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Nurse (as Patty Brockman)
Terry Ward ...
Roone Gallagher
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Bennett Royce (as Curtis Hanson)
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Rory Lipson
Patrick DeSantis ...
Sy Rostow (as Patrick De Santis)
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Vietnam reporter
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Wounded soldier
Marianne Doherty ...
Country club woman
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Dais speaker
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Dais speaker
Brendan Quinlan ...
Limo driver
Tyrone Henry ...
Limo driver
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Woman at dance
Elena Isaacs ...
Woman at dance
Betty Moyer ...
Suburban woman
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Suburban woman
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Abby's daughter Jeannie
Aaron S. Price ...
Waiter Extra
Thom Roholt ...
Dancer
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Wounded soldier (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Metzger

Written by

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Howard Burkons ... (written by) &
Adam Gilad ... (written by)

Produced by

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Gideon Amir ... producer
Howard Burkons ... producer
Adam Gilad ... producer
Freyda Rothstein ... executive producer
Deborah Wolsh ... associate producer

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Patrick Williams

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Eric Van Haren Noman

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Seth Flaum

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Elisa Goodman ... (as Elisa Goodman Edelman)

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Ronald Leamon

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E. Larry Day ... key makeup artist
Mary L. Pyanowski ... assistant hair stylist
Susan Sittko Schaefer ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Wes Irwin ... post-production supervisor

Art Department

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Ken Erck ... construction coordinator
Sean Fong ... on-set dresser
Benjamin Hayden ... lead man
Cynthia Nibler ... assistant property master
Drew Pinniger ... property master

Sound Department

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Darren Barnett ... re-recording mixer
Misty Conn ... boom operator
Larry Goodwin ... foley mixer
Deni King ... sound
Maciek Malish ... sound editor
Glenn Micallef ... production sound mixer

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Tom Mahoney ... digital effects supervisor
Edward L. Williams ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes ... gaffer
Brian C. Lawson ... best boy grip
Bruce Lawson ... key grip
David Moir ... still photographer
Doug Schwartz ... camera operator
Joel Stirnkorb ... dolly grip
Albert Tablanza ... electrician
Scott Walters ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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Emily Dunlap ... extras casting
Amanda D. Mahoney ... casting assistant
Megann Ratzow ... casting: Portland

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Henry Earl Lewis ... costume supervisor
Marienne O'Brien ... set costumer

Music Department

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Penka Kouneva ... orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Philip Krysl ... driver
Leonard Romie ... driver

Other crew

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Richard Bernagozzi ... script supervisor
Susan Funk ... stand-in: Wendie Malick
Amy McCain ... assistant coordinator
Taylor Saxon ... key medic
Kristina Soderquist ... production accountant
Naomi Yospe ... production coordinator
Mark Schaefer ... stand-in (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Biography of feuding advice columnist twins, Ann Landers and Abby Van Buren, starts with their early lives in Sioux City, Iowa when they were known as Esther and Pauline through their double wedding and follows them into their columnist successes. However, much of the film also concentrates on their personal and professional feuds that has the run the course of their lives. Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • Klatsch mit Herz (Germany)
  • Sigue mi consejo: La historia de Ann y Abby (Spain)
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  • 90 min
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Movie Connections Spoofs What's My Line? (1950). See more »

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