Memories of Me
|Memories of Me|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Henry Winkler|
|Produced by||Alan King|
|Written by||Billy Crystal|
|Music by||Georges Delerue|
|Edited by||Peter E. Berger|
|October 7, 1988|
This was the first theatrically released film directed by Winkler, who had previously directed the TV movie A Smoky Mountain Christmas. Much of it was filmed inside the MGM Studios in Culver City, California, only a few miles from Hollywood.
After a heart attack, Abbie Polin, a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe, who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years.
Lisa, the romantic interest in Abbie's life, also comes for a visit and bonds with Abe, who gets along famously with everyone but his son. Abe begins having memory loss and eventually is diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. He and his son grow closer in time and, before it's too late, Abbie tries to get Abe a speaking role in a film.
- Billy Crystal as Abbie Polin
- Alan King as Abe Polin
- JoBeth Williams as Lisa
- David Ackroyd as 1st Assistant Director
- Chris Aable as himself (as host of "Hollywood Today")
- Phil Fondacaro as Horace Bosco
- Robert Pastorelli as Al (Broccoli)
- Mark L. Taylor as 2nd Assistant Director
- Larry Cedar as 1st Assistant Director (Soap)
- Janet Carroll as Dorothy Davis
- Sean Connery as Himself (uncredited)
The movie received mixed reviews. The film gets 3.5 stars out of 4 from Roger Ebert.
- SHEILA BENSON (1988-10-07). "MOVIE REVIEW : Maudlin, Cliche-Crammed 'Memories of Me' Is Better Forgotten - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- James, Caryn (1988-09-28). "Movie Review - Memories of Me - Review/Film; Of Lobsters and Love - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- "Memories Of Me :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. 1988-10-07. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- LEONARD KLADY (1989-01-08). "Box Office Champs, Chumps : The hero of the bottom line was the 46-year-old 'Bambi' - Page 2 - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05.