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Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 December 2006 (USA)
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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Jeff Hare

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Richard Marcus (screenplay), Allen Swift (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Morris Applebaum
Laura San Giacomo ... Flo Applebaum
David Paymer ... Ted Applebaum
Judge Reinhold ... Barry Apple(baum)
Jeffrey D. Sams ... Dr. Sheldon Henning (as Jeffrey Sams)
Shera Danese ... Rhonda Apple
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lisa Apple
Dan Byrd ... Jason Apple
Tony Todd ... Manuel
Alex Datcher ... Raphaella
David Bowe ... Allen
Bob Bancroft ... Foyt
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Luis
Galen Yuen Galen Yuen ... Foreman
Joey Gray ... Dan
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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It ain't over 'til his family says so! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Applebaums großer Auftritt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Peter Falk was 78 when he played the 90 year old Morris, who plans to commit suicide. Falk himself died of Alzheimer's at age 83. See more »

Quotes

Flo Applebaum: Your blame on top of my guilt, I don't need it.
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A delightful, funny and entertaining family film
10 April 2005 | by emgphoenixSee all my reviews

Peter Falk shines as 90 year old Morris Applebaum, the patriarch who has decided it's time to "check out" after holding a final, blow-out bash. His three children, Lauran San Giacomo, David Paymer and Judge Reinhold are notified/invited by letter and immediately arrive on his doorstep to deal with their eccentric father. There is a great father/daughter chemistry with Laura San Giacomo, whose character happens to undergo the most growth from the ordeal. It's a well rounded example of your average, dysfunctional family and their memories, pains, growth and ignorance/tolerance of each others' lives. The musical score is one you'll enjoy and the one liners are well timed and hilarious. Although I found the actual "Checking Out" party a let down, the rest of the film is sure to make you laugh, cry and leave the theater with a smile on your face. Move over "Big Fat Greek Wedding"....the "Big Fat Jewish Suicide" has arrived.


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