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Memories of Me Details


The bittersweet comedy Memories of Me stars [[Performer~P86318~Billy Crystal~billycrystal]] as Dr. Abbie Polin, a New York heart surgeon, long estranged from his father, Abe ([[Performer~P38254~Alan King~alanking]]). When the doctor suffers a mild heart attack, he tries to patch things up with his dad, hoping in this way to bring some equilibrium to his own life. This proves well-nigh impossible; Abe, the self-described "king of the Hollywood extras," is not only a play-actor in Tinseltown but in life itself, refusing to take on any real responsibilities, least of all the responsibility of parenthood. So far as Abe is concerned, his only "family" consists of his fellow extras. Though Abbie is extremely judgmental of his father, he himself is no prize in the commitment department, especially when dealing with his longtime lady friend ([[Performer~P76479~JoBeth Williams~jobethwilliams]]). Star/co-writer [[Performer~P86318~Crystal~billycrystal]], co-star/co-producer [[Performer~P38254~King~alanking]], and director [[Performer~P117062~Henry Winkler~henrywinkler]] lay on the sentiment in thick, juicy slices toward the end. The final sequence in Memories of Me, a [[Performer~P89547~Felliniesque~federicofellini]] funeral, is very clever but somewhat out of synch with what has gone before. One of the film's highlights is a brief celebrity cameo by one of [[Performer~P38254~Alan King~alanking]]'s "close personal friends." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 28, 1988


Billy Crystal
as Dr. Abbie Polin
Alan King
as Abe Polin
JoBeth Williams
as Lisa McConnell
Sean Connery
as Himself
Janet Carroll
as Dorothy Davis
David Ackroyd
as 1st Asst. Director
Phil Fondacaro
as Horace Bosco
Robert Pastorelli
as Al (Broccoli)
Mark L. Taylor
as 2nd Assistant Director
Peter Elbing
as Director
Larry Cedar
as 1st Assistant Director (Soap)
Sheryl Bernstein
as Dancer
Joe Shea
as Stan Kantor
Billy Beck
as Angry Man
Margarito Mendoza
as Mariachi Trumpet Player
Noni White
as Waitress
Zachary Benjamin
as Young Abbie
Sidney Miller
as Slow-Burn
Sue Rihr
as Shiela
Rusty Schwimmer
as Strawberry
Ryan McWhorter
as Middle Abbie
Leigh Lombardi
as Soap Opera Nurse
Joseph Medalis
as Sallow Man
Karl Lukas
as Bartender
Jane Feinberg
Marc Flanagan
as Morty
John Evans
Carol Williard
Cory Danziger
as Older Abbie
Mike Fenton
Judy Taylor
Angela Clarke
as Mrs. Petrakis
David Correia
as Photographer


Henry Winkler
Alan King
Gabe Sumner
Billy Crystal
Eric Roth
Andrew Dintenfass
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Peter E. Berger
William J. Cassidy
Production Designer
Michele Ader
Production Designer
Allan King
Billy Crystal
Michael Hertzberg
J. David Marks
Executive Producer
Gabe Sumner
Executive Producer
Mike Fenton
Judy Taylor
Jane Feinberg