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Opening well past the point favored by most romantic comedies, director/co-writer/star Albert Brooks' take on the genre begins with a breakup. After exchanging harsh words in a diner, Brooks and Kathryn Harrold go their separate ways. Brooks then spends the next few days attempting to forget his troubles through work, exercise, drugs, and other women, torturing himself at each step. While it's hinted early on that this isn't the couple's first breakup, it eventually becomes clear that the they have cycled through the same events for even longer than expected. Meanwhile, Brooks' character, a film editor assisted by Bruno Kirby, attempts to put the finishing touches on his latest assignment, a none-too-promising space adventure starring George Kennedy and helmed by a details-obsessed director (James L. Brooks). ~ Keith Phipps

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2014
UPC: 0043396443327
Original Release: 1981
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 74,590

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert Brooks Robert Cole
Kathryn Harrold Mary Harvard
Bruno Kirby Kay
Jane Hallaren Ellen
James L. Brooks David
George Kennedy Himself/Zeron
Bob Einstein Sporting Goods Salesman
Gene Garvin Sound effects mixer
Meadowlark Lemon Himself
Joe Bratcher Jim
Candy Castillo Drugstore Manager
Karen Mayo-Chandler Neighbor
Virginia Feingold Bank Receptionist
Dennis Kort Health Food Salesman
George Sasaki Actor
Hugh Warden Bank Dick
Rick Beckner Zeon
Jerry Belson Jerry
Cliff Einstein Music Mixer
Albert Henderson Head Mixer
Thelma Leeds Mother
Tyann Means Waitress

Technical Credits
Albert Brooks Director,Screenwriter
Cliff Einstein Sound Mixer
David Finfer Editor
Monica Johnson Screenwriter
Ed Richardson Production Designer
Lance Rubin Score Composer
Eric Saarinen Cinematographer
Andrew Scheinman Producer
Martin Shafer Producer

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