Author! Author! (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Al Pacino
as Ivan Travalian
Dyan Cannon
as Alice Detroit
Tuesday Weld
as Gloria Travalian
Alan King
as Kreplich
Bob Dishy
as Finestein
Bob Elliott
as Patrick Dicker
Ray Goulding
as Jackie Dicker
Elva Leff
as Bonnie
Ari Meyers
as Debbie
Ken Sylk
as Roger Slessinger
James Tolkan
as Lt. Glass
Tony Munafo
as Officer Kapinsky
Reuben Singer
as Oliver Cromwell
Cosmo Allegretti
as Fippsy Fippininni
Kevin McClarnon
as Ted Brawn
Richard Belzer
as Seth Shapiro
Judy Graubart
as Miss Knoph
Jaime Tirelli
as Taxi Driver
Frederic Kimball
as Larry Kotzwinkle
Denny Dillon
as Young Woman
Jean-Pierre Stewart
as French Student
Christal Kim
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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