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Blake Edwards co-wrote and directed this seriocomedy about a couple of rich and famous Malibuans forced to re-examine their lives and values during a weekend party celebrating the husband's 60th birthday. Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews star as Harvey and Gillian Fairchild. Harvey is a successful architect who has attained his wealth by flattering his rich clients and compromising his ideals. Although he has everything he could want out of life, he is still unhappy. He looks at himself in the mirror and sees a middle-aged man who hates himself, feels that his children don't love him, and thinks that he is dying. Gillian, a successful singer, tries to bolster his self-confidence so that he can have a wonderful birthday. But she has problems of her own -- she has just returned from her doctor, who has informed her that she may have throat cancer. The doctor won't know for sure until the tests come back on Monday. In the meantime, Gillian tries to keep up a brave front for Harvey's celebration. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julie Andrews Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Henry Mancini Best Song 1986 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jack Lemmon Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leslie Bricusse Best Song 1986 Nominee

Cast

Jack Lemmon
as Harvey Fairchild
Julie Andrews
as Gillian Fairchild
Sally Kellerman
as Holly Parrish
Robert Loggia
as Father Baragone
Jennifer Edwards
as Megan Fairchild Bartlet
Robert Knepper
as Steve Larwin
Matt Lattanzi
as Larry Bartlet
Chris Lemmon
as Josh Fairchild
Cynthia Sikes
as Janice Kern
Dana Sparks
as Fanny Ward
Emma Walton
as Kate Fairchild
Felicia Farr
as Mme. Carrie
Nicky Blair
as Andre
Jordan Christopher
as Dr. Keith Romanis
Ernest Anderson
as T.V. Announcer
Harry Birrell
as Radio Announcer
Frann Bradford
as Party Guest
Theodore Wilson
as Corey
Biff Elliot
as Belmont
Hal Riddle
as Phil Carlson
Joe Lopes
as Band Leader
James Umphlett
as Party Guest
Jess G. Henecke
as Jesse Grant
Lisa Kingston
as Lisa
Donna McMullen
as Woman in E.R.
Charles Schneider
as Dr. Gerald Spelner
Cora Bryant
as Histotechnologist
Eddie Vail
as Surfer
Deborah Figuly
as Surfer Girl
Larry Holt
as Stuntman
Gene Hartline
as Stuntman
Chutney Walton
as Chutney
Honey Edwards
as Honey
Joe Lopes
as Band Leader
Frann Bradford
as Party Guest
Harry Birrell
as Radio Announcer
Cora Bryant
as Histotechnologist
Hal Riddle
as Phil Carlson
Larry Holt
as Stuntman
Eddie Vail
as Surfer
Chutney Walton
as Chutney
Lisa Kingston
as Lisa
Jess G. Henecke
as Jesse Grant
Theodore Wilson
as Corey
Gene Hartline
as Stuntman
James Umphlett
as Party Guest
Ernest Anderson
as T.V. Announcer
Deborah Figuly
as Surfer Girl
Donna McMullen
as Woman in E.R.
Charles Schneider
as Dr. Gerald Spelner
Biff Elliot
as Belmont

Crew

Blake Edwards
Director
Tony Adams
Producer
Jonathan D. Krane
Producer
Milton Wexler
Screenwriter
Blake Edwards
Screenwriter
Anthony Richmond
Cinematographer
Henry Mancini
Songwriter
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Jocko Marcellino
Songwriter
Sam Cooke
Featured Music
Leslie Bricusse
Songwriter
Lee Rhoads
Editor
Tony Marando
Production Designer
Trish Caroselli
Associate Producer
Tracy Tynan
Costume Designer
Deborah Figuly
Makeup
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