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Memories of Me (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 October 1988 (USA)
On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.

Director:

Henry Winkler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Abbie
Alan King ... Abe
JoBeth Williams ... Lisa
Janet Carroll ... Dorothy Davis
David Ackroyd ... 1st Assistant Director
Phil Fondacaro ... Horace Bosco
Robert Pastorelli ... Al (Broccoli)
Mark L. Taylor ... 2nd Assistant Director
Peter Elbling ... Director
Larry Cedar ... 1st Assistant Director (Soap)
Sheryl Bernstein ... Dancer
Joe Shea Joe Shea ... Stan Kantor
Joe 'Flash' Riley Joe 'Flash' Riley ... Tango (as Jay 'Flash' Riley)
Billy Beck ... Angry Man
Margarito Mendoza Margarito Mendoza ... Mariachi Trumpet Player
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Storyline

On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just You, Just Me See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,388,123, 10 October 1988

Gross USA:

$3,965,604

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,965,604
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Abe (Alan King) introduces Abbie (Billy Crystal) to Sir Sean Connery, who happens to walk by dressed as Lieutenant Colonel Alan Caldwell from The Presidio (1988). Connery was in costume for filming and did this cameo appearance in-between takes. See more »

Goofs

At Abe's funeral, there were flowers surrounding and on top of the casket. At Jewish funerals, flowers are not sent because it signifies a joyous occasion. See more »

Quotes

[Abbie watching himself on home movies]
Abbie: I couldn't catch a ball. Well, it 's hard to catch with your face. I had the word "Spalding" written on my forehead 'til I was about six.
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Connections

References Five Easy Pieces (1970) See more »

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Bonding
30 October 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

It's hard to understand, sometimes, what can go wrong in the relationship between a father and son, when no physical abuse is involved. We know these situations do exist, as it the case presented by this movie that tries hard to presents a situation about the distancing between a son and his father, two people that are much alike.

Billy Crystal, working on the screen play with Eric Roth, try to make us like this story. As directed by Henry Winkler, this dramatic comedy doesn't add anything that one hasn't already seen already. In fact, most of it kept reminding us the work of Neil Simon with all its one liners and glibness.

"Memories of Me" makes a point to salute those unknown people working behind the stars because Abe, the father of this story is a struggling extra in Hollywood. The movie capitalizes on the star turn by Alan King, who plays the father. Billy Crystal underplays the son. Jobeth Williams also appears.

Mr. Winkler has gone for the sentimentality and the result is a film that doesn't go anywhere.


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