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The Concert in Central Park (1982)

The long-awaited reunion concert of the renowned pop music duo, more than a decade after their separation as musical performers.
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Credited cast:
Paul Simon ... Himself
Art Garfunkel ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Brown David Brown ... Musician
Pete Carr Pete Carr ... Musician
John Eckert John Eckert ... Musician
Steve Gadd ... Musician
John Gatchell John Gatchell ... Musician
Anthony Jackson Anthony Jackson ... Musician
Ed Koch ... Himself / Mayor of New York (as Howard I. Koch)
David Matthews David Matthews ... Orchestration
Rob Mounsey Rob Mounsey ... Musician
Gerry Niewood Gerry Niewood ... Musician (as Jerry Niewood)
Grady Tate ... Musician
Richard Tee Richard Tee ... Musician
David Tofani David Tofani ... Musician (as David Tafoni)


The long-awaited reunion concert of the renowned pop music duo, more than a decade after their separation as musical performers.

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Documentary | Music


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Release Date:

21 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Concert in Central Park See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peregrine, Above Average See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song 'The Late Great Johnny Ace' was interrupted by a fan on stage, resulting in it being the only song which did not appear on the soundtrack. See more »


Paul Simon: [Before he plays "The Late Great Johnny Ace"] Ladies and gentlemen, if you don't mind. I'd like to perform a new song.
[the crowd roars its approval]
Paul Simon: I just wrote this song, and I've never played it live before, so this is the first time.
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An enjoyable evening.
11 April 2002 | by Hermit C-2See all my reviews

This pleasant documentation of the 1981 reunion of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is a must-see for die-hard fans, of course, but it's likely to please the more casual listener also. The duo's much-ballyhooed get-together shows that even though the partners may have been unequal in songwriting talent, there was still something special about them when they reunited to harmonize on their classics. Simon's post-Garfunkel compositions work well too, and a highlight is his "Slip-Slidin' Away," in which his soaring voice on the chorus wraps beautifully around Artie's. "Late in the Evening" is a standout also, showcasing the band of top-notch New York musicians assembled for the occasion, including Steve Gadd and Richard Tee.

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