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So Fine (1981)

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.

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Andrew Bergman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan O'Neal ... Bobby Fine
Jack Warden ... Jack
Mariangela Melato ... Lira
Richard Kiel ... Eddie
Fred Gwynne ... Chairman Lincoln
Mike Kellin ... Sam Schlotzman
David Rounds David Rounds ... Prof. McCarthy
Joel Stedman Joel Stedman ... Prof. Yarnell
Angela Pietropinto ... Sylvia
Michael Lombard ... Jay Augustine
Jessica James Jessica James ... Vicki
Charles Bruce Millholland Charles Bruce Millholland ... Sir Alec (as Bruce Millholland)
Merwin Goldsmith ... Dave
Irving Metzman Irving Metzman ... Accountant
Lois De Banzie Lois De Banzie ... Waitress in House of Pancakes
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Storyline

Jack Fine, owner/manager of Fine Fashions of Brooklyn, it which solely produces women's dresses, has been having a difficult time the past year due to the company not keeping up with the changing fashions. Associated, Jack is in debt to the tune of $1.5 million to loan shark and gangster, Mr. Eddie, a hulking and flamboyant man who has a penchant for picking up and destroying things which are bothering him, Jack who now falls into that category. Instead of proverbially or literally breaking Jack's legs or worse, Mr. Eddie decides to take over Fine Fashions until the debt is paid, with Jack's son, Bobby Fine, an English Literature professor at upstate Chippenango State College, to manage the operations. Not only does this new career, which Bobby has no option but to accept, threaten the possibility of Bobby obtaining this year's tenure track position in the department, but Bobby at the helm of the fashion house threatens to ruin it completely as Bobby has no idea about fashion ... Written by Huggo

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A revealing comedy.

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor na Medida Certa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of John Stockwell. See more »

Quotes

Lira: [Lira and Eddie are singing in a performance of 'Otello'] You have a limp noodle!
Eddie: It was a war wound!
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Alternate Versions

Network TV version features five minutes of outtake footage originally discarded from the theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in ALF: Wanted: Dead or Alive (1989) See more »

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Union Label
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Written by Malcolm Dodds and Paula Green
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10 November 2015 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Broadly-written and directed comedy about a professor of American literature who is forced into joining his manufacturer-father's dress business in New York City after his dad falls into debt with loan sharks. As an early-1970s Hollywood Lothario who first gained recognition on TV's "Peyton Place" as the resident heartthrob, and later parlayed that same appeal in the hit romantic-tragedy "Love Story", it is amazing that actor Ryan O'Neal was then typecast as a befuddled square who is nervous and unsure around women (this following his success in 1972's "What's Up, Doc?"). O'Neal doesn't really fit the role; his clumsiness isn't forced, yet the star doesn't have the innate grace for physical comedy (he's too self-conscious and heavy-spirited, and mock-innocent). The film has one great gag (split jeans), and a funny follow-up (a TV commercial promoting the jeans with see-through plastic on the rear), but none of the screwball hijinks in the boudoir raises a laugh. *1/2 from ****


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