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Yes, Giorgio (1982)

A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with.

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Anne Piper (novel), Norman Steinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luciano Pavarotti ... Giorgio Fini
Kathryn Harrold ... Pamela Taylor
Eddie Albert ... Henry Pollack
Paola Borboni ... Sister Theresa
James Hong ... Kwan
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ... Mei Ling
Norman Steinberg ... Dr. Barmen
Rod Colbin Rod Colbin ... Ted Mullane
Kathryn Fuller Kathryn Fuller ... Faye Kennedy
Joseph Mascolo ... Dominic Giordano
Karen Kondazian ... Francesca Giordano
Leona Mitchell Leona Mitchell ... Herself
Kurt Adler Kurt Adler ... Himself
Emerson Buckley Emerson Buckley ... Himself
Alexander Courage Alexander Courage ... Conductor, Turandot
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Storyline

A famous opera singer, Giorgio Fini, loses his voice during an American tour. He goes to a female throat specialist, Pamela Taylor, whom he falls in love with. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

A Glorious Uproarious Love Story.

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sí, Giorgio See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,279,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,279,543
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luciano Pavarotti was around 46 years of age when he appeared in this picture. See more »

Quotes

Giorgio Fini: Pamela, you are a thirsty plant. Fini can water you.
Pamela Taylor: I don't want to be watered on by Fini.
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Alternate Versions

There is one scene known to have been cut out of the film. When Giorgio has dinner with Pamela at the Copley Plaza, he dances with her and dips her. This scene is present on the color lobby cards for the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Stinkers of 1982 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballet from 'Aida'
by Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
(incidental music)
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Ain't no way, Luciano!
7 April 2004 | by BobLibSee all my reviews

There's Pavarotti, at the height of his powers and popularity, in glorious voice, and some beautiful photography, and that's about it for this misguided attempt to turn Luciano Pavarotti into the Mario Lanza of the 1980's. The whole thing was totally uninspired by anything except the desire to make a quick buck out of Pavarotti fans. All the critics panned it when it came out, but thought it would succeed on the strength of Pavarotti's (then) huge fan base. They were wrong. Talent or no, the rotund Pavarotti was nobody's idea of a romantic leading man. The fans wanted to hear Pavarotti sing, not see him try to act, and "Yes, Giorgio!" sank like a stone at the box office. Only Eddie Albert managed to rise above the mess with his dignity intact, giving his usual good, understated performance (Was he ever capable of giving a BAD performance?).

In short, if you want to see and hear Pavarotti at his best (roughly 1973-90), watch one of his videos/DVDs, either of his opera performances or his concerts, and avoid this best-forgotten failure.


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