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A New Life (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 March 1988 (USA)
After a middle-aged couple divorces, they must each enter the frightening but funny world of blind dates and new relationships.

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Alan Alda

Writer:

Alan Alda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Steve Giardino
Hal Linden ... Mel Arons
Ann-Margret ... Jackie Jardino
Veronica Hamel ... Kay Hutton
John Shea ... Doc
Mary Kay Place ... Donna
Beatrice Alda Beatrice Alda ... Judy
David Eisner David Eisner ... Billy
Victoria Snow ... Audrey
John Kozak John Kozak ... Phil
Alan Jordan Alan Jordan ... Steve's Lawyer
Tim Koetting Tim Koetting ... Maurice
Catherine Disher ... Student
Alec Mapa ... Sybil
Malcolm Stewart ... Suitor #1
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Storyline

After a middle-aged couple divorces, they must each enter the frightening but funny world of blind dates and new relationships.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alan Alda's A New Life See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,505,092, 27 March 1988

Gross USA:

$7,721,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,721,852
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The length of time that Steve and Jackie Giardino's marriage lasted was twenty-six years. See more »

Quotes

Steve Giardino: You're a very shallow person, do you know that?
Mel Arons: What, having some woman make fried bread for you is deep?
Steve Giardino: Ah, damn it, I'm not happy. I want to get happy.
Mel Arons: What are you making such a big deal about happiness for? Look at me. I trade all day against guys who would cut my heart out of an eighth. I drink too much, I eat rich food, I make love to women half my age. You think I'm happy?
[big smile]
Mel Arons: That's the advantage of being shallow.
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Soundtracks

Under Pressure
Written and Produced by Michael Watson, Michael Jay
Performed by Phillip Ingram
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Too bland.
6 January 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

The writer and director, Alan Alda (who also stars, sporting an unflattering haircut), enters Woody Allen territory here, but the result is unfortunately bland and forgettable. He seems to know all the right moves and maintains an agreeable tone, but there isn't enough wit in the lines, or enough laughs, or enough insights into the characters. Ann-Margret does look sensational, however. (**)


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