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I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 March 1982 (USA)
Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Walter Matthau ... Herbert Tucker
Ann-Margret ... Steffy Blondell
Dinah Manoff ... Libby Tucker
Lance Guest ... Gordon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Calvin Ander Calvin Ander ... Rabbi
Shelby Balik Shelby Balik ... Shelley
Larry Barton Larry Barton ... Harry
Eugene Butler Eugene Butler ... Marty
Bill Cross Bill Cross ... Truck Driver
Michael Dudikoff ... Boy on bus
Gillian Farrell Gillian Farrell ... Waitress
David Faustino ... Martin
Martin Ferrero ... Monte Del Rey
Allan Graf ... Baseball Fan
Samantha Harper ... Larane
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Storyline

Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby arrives in LA on a Tuesday and phones Dad the one night that Stephanie, who does Jane Fonda's hair, stays over. Stephanie is there the next morning when Libby decides she needs to tell her story face-to-face. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Libby Tucker hitchhiked from Brooklyn to take Hollywood by storm. And her father by surprise.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,170,397, 28 March 1982

Gross USA:

$6,968,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,968,359
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Herbert Ross, who directed this movie, also directed the play of it on the stage on Broadway. See more »

Goofs

In the closing scenes Libby is first seen sitting on the left side of the bus talking to her seat mate, then when Herb drives his car up next to the bus on the right side she sees him through the right side window. See more »

Quotes

Libby: Grandma was right. Once a shitheel, always a shitheel.
Herbert: Your grandmother talks like that?
Libby: The words are mine, the wisdom is hers!
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Connections

References The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

One Hello
Music & Lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
Sung by Randy Crawford
Produced by Tommy LiPuma
(P) 1982 WEA International Inc.
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Touching movie - funny, tasteful, worth seeing again
11 July 2006 | by TonysupersmithSee all my reviews

In my and my wife's opinion(s) this picture ("I Ought To Be In Pictures") held our attention, made us laugh, and touched our heart strings. The plot is very believable and truly beautiful. Dinah Manoff and Walter Matthau were delightful. Ann-Margret's part was undoubtedly low-key, but we applaud her for being prepared to play it and play it well. (Who ever said an actress has always to play "knock-out" parts.) This is a movie we will buy for our collection of fine movies. Leonard Maltin's review rating: ** is an insult. We give it *** at least. We were thrilled to see Dinah Manoff playing a larger role than her role in "Ordinary People."


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