30 September 2006

What's Up, Doc? (1972)



































































































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What's Up, Doc? (1972)

Also Known As:
Que me pasa, doctor?

Directed by

Peter Bogdanovich

Plot Summary:
A madcap tale about an absent-minded professor (Ryan O'Neal) and a flaky college girl (Barbra Streisand) in this film from Peter Bogdanovich (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW), WHAT'S UP DOC? is a hilarious salute to the screwball comedies of the 1930s. Highlights include riotous chase scenes in pursuit of all of the following: stolen top-secret government documents, missing jewels, and lost igneous rocks.

Trouble seems to follow know-it-all Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand) wherever she goes. This time it takes the form of Howard Bannister (Ryan O’Neal), a musicologist attending a convention where he's competing for a grant that will allow him to study the musical properties of certain igneous rocks. Judy pursues Howard despite his protests, and his overbearing fiancée, Eunice Burns (Madeline Kahn in her film debut), begins to question his motives. To make matters more confusing, there are four identical plaid overnight cases circulating through the Bristol Hotel: one contains diamonds and jewelry, another holds top-secret government files, a third is filled with Judy’s clothes, and the fourth, Howard’s rocks. As the hotel detective tries to steal the case of jewelry, an agent hunts the man who holds the secret papers, while the last two suitcases naturally find their way into the wrong hands in this caper-of-errors. After a sidesplitting chase through the streets of San Francisco, the entire mess gets sorted out in the courtroom of a tense judge who just happens to know Judy all too well. [summary by cduniverse.com]


Cast:

Barbra Streisand .... Judy Maxwell

Ryan O'Neal .... Dr. Howard Bannister
Madeline Kahn .... Eunice Burns
Kenneth Mars .... Hugh Simon

Austin Pendleton .... Frederick Larrabee
Michael Murphy .... Mr. Smith
Philip Roth .... Mr. Jones (as Phil Roth)
Sorrell Booke .... Harry
Stefan Gierasch .... Fritz
Mabel Albertson .... Mrs. Van Hoskins
Liam Dunn .... Judge Maxwell
John Hillerman .... Mr. Kaltenborn
George Morfogen .... Rudy, the Headwaiter
Graham Jarvis .... Bailiff

Randy Quaid .... Professor Hosquith

M. Emmet Walsh .... Arresting Officer
Kevin O'Neal .... Delivery Boy
Eleanor Zee .... Banquet Receptionist
Paul Condyllis .... Room Service Waiter
Fred Scheiwiller .... Jewel Thief
Carl Saxe .... Jewel Thief
Jack Perkins .... Jewel Thief
Paul B. Kipilmov .... Druggist (as Paul B. Kipilman)
Gill Perkins .... Jones´ Driver (as Gil Perkins)
Christa Lang .... Mrs. Hosquith
Stan Ross .... Musicologist
Peter Paul Eastman .... Musicologist
Eric Brotherson .... Headwaiter
Elaine Partnow .... Party Guest
George Burrafato .... Eugenie's Taxi Driver (as George R. Burrafato)
Jerry Summers .... Smith's Taxi Driver
Mark Thompson .... Airport Taxi Driver
Don Bexley .... Porter (as Donald T. Bexley)
Leonard Lookabaugh .... Painter on the Roof
Candice Bennett .... Ticketseller (as Candace Brownell)
Sean Morgan .... Official
Patricia O'Neal .... Lady on Plane
Joe Alfasa .... Boy in the Hall
Chuck Holison .... Pizza Cook (as Chuck Hollom)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Byner .... Man at the Hotel Banquet (uncredited)
Bruce McBroom .... Man Kissing Mrs. Van Hoskin's Hand in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)