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Willie & Phil (1980)

Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writer:

Paul Mazursky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ontkean ... Willie Kaufman
Margot Kidder ... Jeannette Sutherland
Ray Sharkey ... Phil D'Amico
Jan Miner ... Mrs. Kaufman
Tom Brennan Tom Brennan ... Mr. Kaufman
Julie Bovasso ... Maria D'Amico
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Salvatore D'Amico
Kathleen Maguire ... Mrs. Sutherland
Kaki Hunter ... Patti Sutherland
Kristine DeBell ... Rena
Alison Cass Shurpin Alison Cass Shurpin ... Zelda Kaufman #4
Christine Varnai Christine Varnai ... Zelda Kaufman #3
Laurence Fishburne ... Wilson (as Laurence Fishburne III)
Walter N. Lowery Walter N. Lowery ... Park Bum
Jerry Hall ... Karen
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Storyline

Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three protagonists for their identities and making sharp attacks on cultural signposts of the decade along the way. The film also studies relationships, what its director calls "wanting something permanent yet wanting to be free". Written by Rixer <rixer@radsoft.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Director Paul Mazursky's 'Willie & Phil' (1980) was an American remake of the French feature film 'Jules and Jim' (1962) directed by Francois Truffaut. The name of film that Truffaut directed which was first released in the same 1980 year as 'Willie & Phil' was 'The Last Metro' (1980). Actor Jean-Louis Richard and actress Sabine Haudepin appeared in both of these Truffaut directed French films whilst Marcel Berbert, Suzanne Schiffman and Georges Delerue also worked on both of these French flicks, the latter being the music composer on both. 'Willie & Phil' (1980) and 'The Last Metro' (1980) both world premiered within about a month of each other with their 1980 debut dates being 15th August and 17th September respectively. See more »

Quotes

Willie Kaufman: Don't be so Italian!
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References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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Picnic Suite
by Claude Bolling
Caid Music
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Dated, superficial, boring unimaginative drivel.
25 May 1999 | by brickbeeSee all my reviews

The worst 'acid' trip I've ever seen. Boring people who are always pretending to be stoned or drunk. Margot has the worst southern accent ever, it pretty well sums up everything about this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul Mazurksy's Willie & Phil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,400,000
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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