3 user

Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | TV Movie 19 July 1999
The story of twin sisters, Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips, who found fame as dueling advice columnists "Ann Landers" and "Dear Abbey".


Alan Metzger


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendie Malick ... Ann Landers / Abigail Van Buren
Robert Desiderio ... Mort
Kip Gilman ... Jules (as Kenneth David Gilman)
Tyler Gannon Tyler Gannon ... Young Margo
Michelle Duffy ... Grown Margo
David Groh ... Abe
Joann Johnson Joann Johnson ... Rebecca
Karen Johnson-Miller Karen Johnson-Miller ... Beauty parlor woman #1
Angela Nicole Babb Angela Nicole Babb ... Beauty parlor woman #2
Raissa Fleming Raissa Fleming ... Beauty parlor woman #3
Tobias Anderson Tobias Anderson ... Dean Evans (as Tobias Andersen)
George Fosgate ... Cardinal Ryan
Ted Roisum Ted Roisum ... Vatican bishop
Robert D. Heath Jr. ... John Daly
Dennis Bateman ... Edward R. Murrow
Learn more

More Like This 

About Fifty (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

During a holiday get-a-way to Palm Springs, two fifty year-old men find unexpected results while trying to re-live their younger days in this comic coming of age story about the coming of age.

Director: Thomas Johnston
Stars: Martin Grey, Drew Pillsbury, John Rundall
Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hot-tempered journalist Maya got herself fired yet again. Unable to find a job anywhere else and facing eviction, she is forced to go work for Blush, her father's fashion magazine.

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal
Frasier (1993–2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Rob Kerkovich, CCH Pounder


Biography of feuding advice columnist twins, Ann Landers and Abby Van Buren, starts with their early lives in Sioux City, Iowa when they were known as Esther and Pauline through their double wedding and follows them into their columnist successes. However, much of the film also concentrates on their personal and professional feuds that has the run the course of their lives. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Comedy


Not Rated

Did You Know?


Spoofs What's My Line? (1950) See more »

User Reviews

Now we know the story of Ann and Abby
8 August 1999 | by JennLynnSee all my reviews

How forgotten the story of syndicated twin advice columnists. This not only showed us the real story, but it gives us a glimpse back into the 50's. I think that it was great, and I give it an 8. Now I understand that many people don't like it. Why, because it was about real life. Real life does not run like a sitcom or modern movie. I admit, I could not figure out which twin was which, but after I figured it out by the hair, I was enjoying the movie even more.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

19 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Klatsch mit Herz See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed