Buddy Buddy (1981)




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A would-be suicide finds himself continually crossing paths with a professional assassin.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: I.A.L. Diamond, Francis Veber, Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


as Victor Clooney

as Trabucco

as Celia Clooney

as Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot

as Captain Hubris

as Eddie, the Bellhop

as Assistant Hotel Mana...

as Receptionist

as Rudy `Disco' Gambola

as Kowalski

as Mexican Maid

as Hippie Husband

as Pregnant Wife

as Newscaster

as Lieutenant #1

as Lieutenant No. 2

as Highway Patrolman #1

as Saleswoman

as Saleswoman

as Cashier

as News Announcer

as Barney Pritzig

as Man in Robe

as Female Patient

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Reporter #2

as Policeman

as Reporter #4

as Native
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Critic Reviews for Buddy Buddy

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

There is some byplay with doubles, disguises and mistaken identity, but the rest is all bland Panavision, dreary back projection, and laboured dialogue.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This movie is appalling. It made me want to rub my eyes.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Instead of the sentimental cop-out that usually closes his films, Wilder has isolated an impossibly tiny center of real value and belief, an optimism that is extremely moving in its microscopic dimensions.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Slight but irresistible.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

A slight, but amusing, black farce.

Full Review… | August 14, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Buddy Buddy


The weakest of the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau movie pairings I've seen. It has one or two funny moments, but overall both actors are underutilized, the script is weak, the story is cliched except for it's far-too-abrupt ending, and the characters are *too* bizarre and caricatured for us to do much but just stare at them in confusion. Far from a great film.

The hilariuous team of Matthau and Lemmon delivers again. Directed by Billy Wilder, this one will have you rolling in the aisles.

Joe G

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