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17 What about The Sunshine Boys?




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This article is from the Woody Allen FAQ, by BrYan Westbrook westbrok@hsnp.com with numerous contributions by others.

17 What about The Sunshine Boys?

Rumours persist that he was involved in a 1995 made for television
remake of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys. The night this movie was
reportedly scheduled to air in the United States, the network showed a
Barbara Streisand concert. I have heard rumours that this film was made,
but went straight to video in Australia. According to a recent CBS press
release, The Sunshine Boys starring Allen and Peter Falk will air during
the November sweeps period.

According to Peter Wels: The re-make of The Sunshine Boys was released in
Australia through a video company called Rocvale (I assure you it does
exist). Also stars Peter Falk, Whoopi Goldberg and Sarah Jessica Parker
(also has a couple of other big names in it, but for the moment it alludes
me). Woody Allen's only involvement was acting (Neil Simon wrote the
teleplay). The film itself is pretty terrible... Allen gets off a couple of
good lines, but Falk is annoying and everyone else doesn't really get the
chance to do much...Couple of interesting self-ref lines including Allen
stating that "I don't know anything about making movies" and another one in
which he says "I don't go to New York all that often"

 

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