Author! Author! (1982)





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Just before the premiere of his latest play, a playwright is abandoned by his wife, who leaves behind five children, most of them hers from previous marriages. This comedy follows the harried author's attempts to juggle the stresses of opening night with the needs of the demanding, often obnoxious children.

Rating: PG (N/A)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Simpson, Israel Horovitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2007
20th Century Fox



as Ivan Travalian

as Alice Detroit

as Gloria Travalian

as Kreplich

as Finestein

as Patrick Dicker

as Jackie Dicker

as Bonnie

as Debbie

as Roger Slessinger

as Lt. Glass

as Officer Kapinsky

as Oliver Cromwell

as Fippsy Fippininni

as Ted Brawn

as Seth Shapiro

as Miss Knoph

as Taxi Driver

as Young Woman

as Larry Kotzwinkle

as French Student

as Grunella
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All Critics (1)

[Author! Author! is] a simple story featuring people that we're rooting for all the way through.

September 25, 2002
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Hiller, directer a film not so good. One more time.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Hokey but pleasant and any movie with that cast is at least worth one viewing.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This critically panned film is an underrated gem. Pacino treats us with another intriguing, convincing character exploration in this bittersweet comedy. Although there are oddly staged scenes and some awkward dialogue, this movie is very entertaining and, at times, quite moving. Al Pacino never fails to disappoint, and his nuanced portrayal of this unique character is fascinating to watch.

Mike T.

Super Reviewer

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