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Simon (1980)

Simon (1980)

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In this far-out comedy that slams it to academia, television, and the military, Simon (Alan Arkin) is a puffed-up professor who is boondoggled by a group of geniuses in a think tank. Becker (Austin Pendleton) leads the wacked-out thinkers as they invent off-the-wall games to keep themselves amused instead of solving global problems in ecology or whatever. They manage to convince Simon he is really a space alien, but then Simon gets away from them and takes refuge in a strange commune headed up by a former television executive (Adolph Green) whose bible is TV Guide. Simon's life does not get any easier since he is being hunted by the army with orders to shoot on sight.

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Cast

Alan Arkin
as Prof. Simon Mendelssohn
Madeline Kahn
as Dr. Cynthia Mallory
Austin Pendleton
as Dr. Carl Becker
William Finley
as Fichandler
Jayant
as Barundi
Wallace Shawn
as Van Dongen
Max Wright
as Hundertwasser
Adolph Green
as Commune Leader
Pierre Epstein
as Military aide at map
Roy Cooper
as General's aide
Rex Robbins
as Army Doctor
David Gideon
as Security guard
Dick Cavett
as Himself
Remak Ramsay
as TV newscaster
Hansford Rowe
as TV priest
Yusef Bulos
as TV philosopher
Jerry Mayer
as TV scientist
Sol Frieder
as TV rabbi
William Griffis
as TV senator
Tom Kubiak
as Roach reaction patient
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter pilot
James Dukas
as Narration
Ed Karvoski
as Commune Member
Ricky Murray
as Commune Member
Stephanie Segal
as Commune Member
Lisa Maurer
as Commune Member
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Critic Reviews for Simon

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Simon is propelled by a witty screenplay and the energetic brio of Alan Arkin in the lead role.

January 29, 2004 | Full Review…

The direction of the story is anyone's guess

January 1, 2000

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