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Seems Like Old Times (1980)

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Wrongfully accused of a bank robbery, a writer seeks the help of his ex-wife, who is now married to the soon-to-be D.A. of California.

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Jay Sandrich

Writer:

Neil Simon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Glenda Parks
Chevy Chase ... Nicholas Gardenia
Charles Grodin ... Ira Parks
Robert Guillaume ... Fred
Harold Gould ... Judge John Channing
George Grizzard ... Governor
Yvonne Wilder ... Aurora De La Hoya
T.K. Carter ... Chester
Judd Omen ... Dex
Marc Alaimo ... B.G.
Bill Zuckert ... Gas Station Attendant
Jerry Houser ... Gas Station Attendant
David Haskell David Haskell ... Policeman
Chris Lemmon ... Policeman
Ed Griffith Ed Griffith ... Policeman
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Storyline

Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex, Glenda. She is a public defender remarried to a prosecutor, and we get a houseful of hijinks. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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maid | cabin | cow | car accident | kiss | See All (19) »

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alone - at last . . . [UK]

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Sur, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$43,995,918

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,995,918
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the gas station attendant opens the candy machine to get the Milk Duds that Nick (Chevy Chase) pays for, he starts picking up the loose candy, and asks Nick if he likes Clark bars. Chevy Chase played Clark Griswold in the Vacation film franchise. See more »

Goofs

In the kitchen scene when Glenda finds Nick in the middle of the night, the oven door opens and shuts between shots. See more »

Quotes

Aurora De La Hoya: He was laying right there, dead as yesterday.
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Soundtracks

The High and the Mighty
(uncredited)
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Portion whistled by Chevy Chase
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"I'm sorry...I have a headache through my entire body."
7 April 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Some very funny lines in this cute but wobbly screwball comedy from writer Neil Simon, reuniting "Foul Play" stars Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase as ex-marrieds thrown together again after Chase is forced to rob a bank and seeks refuge with Hawn, who has a new husband. The film is overrun with noise: barking dogs, disco music, and broad characters such as a howling maid and an inept valet. One scene (with Chevy hiding underneath a bed and Charles Grodin stepping on his finger) had the movie audience rolling in the aisles, but that sequence looks pretty desperate when seen on TV (it's just the sort of stunt a situation comedy would use, but there's no laugh-track here). Goldie is pretty and sweet; she's softer here and less politicized than in "Private Benjamin" (which beat this into theaters by about two months). Chevy continually loses character and drifts, but Grodin is funny, frustrated but not irritating, and the supporting players are colorful, despite all the bickering. **1/2 from ****


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