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Bye Bye Braverman Details

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Bye Bye Braverman is a bittersweet adaptation of Wallace Markfield's coldly cynical novel To an Early Grave. Braverman, an idealistic minor author, dies; his four best friends, writers who in one way or another have all sold out, decide to attend his funeral. The foursome includes a disenchanted magazine writer ([[Performer~P64316~George Segal~georgesegal]]), a poet ([[Performer~P74681~Jack Warden~jackwarden]]), a book reviewer ([[Performer~P7341~Sorrell Booke~sorrellbooke]]), and an embittered bellyacher ([[Performer~P77065~Joseph Wiseman~josephwiseman]]). Taking a picaresque journey from Greenwich Village to Brooklyn, the quartet never quite gets to the funeral, but their odyssey unearths many a self-revelation and previously unspoken truth. Like its four leading characters, Bye Bye Braverman loses its way towards the end, bringing this otherwise insightful comedy/drama to a muddied conclusion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

George Segal
as Monroe Rieff
Jack Warden
as Barnet Weiner
Joseph Wiseman
as Felix Ottensteen
Sorrell Booke
as Holly Levine
Phyllis Newman
as Myra Mandelbaum
Jessica Walter
as Inez Braverman
Zohra Lampert
as Etta Rieff
Godfrey Cambridge
as Cab Driver
Alan King
as Rabbi
Susan Wyler
as Pilar
Leib Lensky
as Custodian
Anthony Holland
as Max Ottensteen

Crew

Sidney Lumet
Director
Sidney Lumet
Producer
Wallace Markfield
Book Author
Herbert Sargent
Screenwriter
Boris Kaufman
Cinematographer
Peter Matz
Composer (Music Score)
Jerry Greenberg
Editor
Ralph Rosenblum
Editor
Ben Kasazkow
Art Director
Burtt Harris
First Assistant Director
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