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That's Life! (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 October 1986 (USA)
A wealthy yet depressed architect and his sympathetic wife strive to conquer their life issues in anticipation of Harvey's 60th birthday party.

Director:

Blake Edwards
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Harvey Fairchild
Julie Andrews ... Gillian Fairchild
Sally Kellerman ... Holly Parrish
Robert Loggia ... Father Baragone
Jennifer Edwards ... Megan Fairchild Bartlet
Robert Knepper ... Steve Larwin (as Rob Knepper)
Matt Lattanzi ... Larry Bartlet
Chris Lemmon ... Josh Fairchild
Cynthia Sikes ... Janice Kern
Dana Sparks ... Fanny Ward
Emma Walton Hamilton ... Kate Fairchild
Felicia Farr ... Madame Carrie
Teddy Wilson ... Corey (as Theodore Wilson)
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... Andre
Jordan Christopher ... Dr. Keith Romanis
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Storyline

Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives are further complicated by their three grown children, a ditsy neighbor, a fortune teller, and an alcoholic priest. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' That's Life! See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,079,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,079,895
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of many numerous collaborations of composer Henry Mancini and director Blake Edwards. See more »

Goofs

Microphone shadow visible during party scene in the tent. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Keith Romanis: Well, Harv.
Harvey Fairchild: Yeah?
Dr. Keith Romanis: Your heart is strong. There's absolutely nothing wrong with you physically whatsoever.
Harvey Fairchild: There's nothing wrong with me?
Dr. Keith Romanis: No. You're in a great shape.
Harvey Fairchild: Uh, I'm in great shape? Keith, did you ever hear the story about the fighter that was losing badly, you know, to the other guy? He's getting the hell kicked out of him and he comes back to his corner between rounds, and his manager says, "Keep up the good work, kid, because the other guy isn't laying a glove on you." And the fighter...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Life in a Looking Glass
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of CBS Records
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This Isn't Life, It's Blake Edwards
7 May 2008 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

This Blake Edwards movie is like all Blake Edwards movies. That means it's fairly lame, has no particular style by which to distinguish itself, and looks like it's been airbrushed.

This one revolves around some mid-life crisis topics afflicting a middle-aged couple played by Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews. Andrews is diagnosed with a tumor and spends the film waiting for test results; Lemmon has the hots for Sally Kellerman (who wouldn't) and spends the movie dithering about it. Lemmon and Andrews are good actors, and they almost make the film worth watching, but only almost.

Grade: C


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