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Barney's Version (2010)

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The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director:

Richard J. Lewis

Writers:

Mordecai Richler (novel), Michael Konyves (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Barney Panofsky
Macha Grenon ... Solange
Paul Gross ... Constable O'Malley of the North
Atom Egoyan ... O'Malley Director #1
Mark Camacho ... T / U Productions Executive #1
David Pryde David Pryde ... T / U Productions Executive #2
Paula Jean Hixson ... Bartender at Grumpy's
Mark Addy ... Detective O'Hearne
Scott Speedman ... Boogie
Marica Pellegrinelli Marica Pellegrinelli ... 'The Countess'
Thomas Trabacchi ... Leo
Clé Bennett ... Cedric
Rachelle Lefevre ... Clara 'Chambers' Charnofsky
Domenico Minutoli Domenico Minutoli ... Judge at Rome Wedding
Massimo Wertmüller Massimo Wertmüller ... Rome Doctor (as Massimo Wertmuller)
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Storyline

Take a ride through the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer, as he reflects on his life's successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus. Written by Production

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First he got married. Then he got married again. Then he met the love of his life.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Italy | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Versão do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

CAD 77,216 (Canada), 26 December 2010

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,241, 16 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,502,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,167,284
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachelle Lefevre lost her role in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) because of commitment to this film. See more »

Goofs

After Boogie is caught with The 2nd Mrs. P, she leaves and he sits on the stairs wrapped in a blanket, talking and sharing a drink with Barney. When Boogie gets up to go to the kitchen to get more booze, the blanket falls on the floor in the hallway. When Boogie comes back with his drink, the blanket is back on the stairs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Blair: Hello?
Barney Panofsky: Blair, I'd like to speak with my wife.
Blair: Oh, Barney, it's 3:00 in the morning.
Barney Panofsky: Put my wife on the phone.
Blair: She's not your wife and I'm not waking her.
Barney Panofsky: All right. Well, then just ask her what she wants me to do with all these nude photos I have of her. Ah, come to think of it, you actually might want them, if only to see what Miriam looked like in her prime.
Blair: [hangs up]
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Connections

Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.77 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Prowlin'
Written by Gabriel Roth (as Gabriel Alexander Roth), Till Sahm, Jan Weissenfeldt, Maximilian Weissenfeldt
Performed by Whitefield Brothers
Courtesy of Now Again Records, LLC
(c) 2008 Now Again Records, LLC
Licensed by arrangement with Poets of Rhythm (GEMA) and Kobalt Music Services America Inc o/b/o Boscosound Music
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Barney's Version
15 December 2010 | by jaxon1107See all my reviews

This was a beautiful, fascinating film about a very anti-social character Barney Panofsky. It starts out in Rome in the 1970's and spans a period of thirty years. The film is part murder mystery, love story, and lastly a memoir of a Jewish Canandian television producer, unlikable but never predictable. Paul Giametti gave an Oscar worthy performance as this complex character. He actually makes you care about Barney. Rosamind Pike, as Barney's third wife is wonderful, as is Minnie Driver as the overbearing, Jewish 2nd wife. Dustin Hoffman is Barney's dad and he captures the qualities of an earthy retired cup from the touch neighbors of Montreal. Scott Speedman does a wonderful job as Barney's drug addict best friend. 'Barney's Version' is based on the novel by Mordecai Richler. a very famous Jewish novelist. To see our full review please go to Two Jews On Film. We give this film a high bagel rating


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