Memories of Me

Memories of Me

Billy Crystal
Director: Henry Winkler Cast: Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
, Alan King
Alan King
, JoBeth Williams
JoBeth Williams
Henry Winkler


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The bittersweet comedy Memories of Me stars Billy Crystal as Dr. Abbie Polin, a New York heart surgeon, long estranged from his father, Abe (Alan King). When the doctor suffers a mild heart attack, he tries to patch things up with his dad, hoping in this way to bring some equilibrium to his own life. This proves well-nigh impossible; Abe, the self-described "king of the Hollywood extras," is not only a play-actor in Tinseltown but in life itself, refusing to take on any real responsibilities, least of all the responsibility of parenthood. So far as Abe is concerned, his only "family" consists of his fellow extras. Though Abbie is extremely judgmental of his father, he himself is no prize in the commitment department, especially when dealing with his longtime lady friend (JoBeth Williams). Star/co-writer Crystal, co-star/co-producer King, and director Henry Winkler lay on the sentiment in thick, juicy slices toward the end. The final sequence in Memories of Me, a Felliniesque funeral, is very clever but somewhat out of synch with what has gone before. One of the film's highlights is a brief celebrity cameo by one of Alan King's "close personal friends."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2018
UPC: 0760137163183
Original Release: 1988
Source: Mvd Marquee Collect
Region Code: A
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 25,513

Special Features

"Behind the Scenes" featurette; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Crystal Dr. Abbie Polin
Alan King Abe Polin
JoBeth Williams Lisa McConnell
Sean Connery Himself
Janet Carroll Dorothy Davis
David Ackroyd 1st Asst. Director
Phil Fondacaro Horace Bosco
Robert Pastorelli Al (Broccoli)
Mark L. Taylor 2nd Assistant Director
Peter Elbing Director
Larry Cedar 1st Assistant Director (Soap)
Sheryl Bernstein Dancer
Joe Shea Stan Kantor
Jay (Flash) Riley Actor
Billy Beck Angry Man
Margarito Mendoza Mariachi Trumpet Player
Noni White Waitress
Zachary Benjamin Young Abbie
Jane Feinberg Actor
Mike Fenton Actor
Judy Taylor Actor
Sue Rihr Shiela
Leigh Lombardi Soap Opera Nurse
Angela Clarke Mrs. Petrakis
Karl Lukas Bartender
Joseph Medalis Sallow Man
Marc Flanagan Morty
David Correia Photographer
Ryan McWhorter Middle Abbie
Sidney Miller Slow-Burn
Michael Harte Receptionist
Rusty Schwimmer Strawberry
Cory Danziger Older Abbie
John Evans Actor
Carol Williard Actor

Technical Credits
Henry Winkler Director
Michele Ader Production Designer
Peter E. Berger Editor
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Billy Crystal Co-producer,Producer,Screenwriter
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Andrew Dintenfass Cinematographer
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Michael Hertzberg Co-producer,Producer
Alan King Producer
Allan King Co-producer
J. David Marks Executive Producer
Eric Roth Screenwriter
Rusty Smith Art Director
Gabe Sumner Executive Producer
Judy Taylor Casting

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