What's Up Doc?
A screwball comedy. Remember them?
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- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 9, 2010
- Originally Released: 1972
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Scene-Specific Commentary by Barbra Streisand
- Full-Movie Commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich
- Vintage Featurette Screwball Comedies...Remember Them'
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dual Layer
- English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Barbra Streisand & Ryan O'Neal|
|Performer:||Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, Michael Murphy, Randy Quaid, Sorrell Booke, Stefan Gierasch, Mabel Albertson & Madeline Kahn|
|Directed by||Peter Bogdanovich|
|Edited by||Verna Fields|
|Screenwriting by||Buck Henry|
|Written by||Buck Henry|
|Composition by||Artie Butler|
|Produced by||Peter Bogdanovich|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Let's get this horror show on the road."
- The Judge (LIAM DUNN), to the majority of the film's characters, who have all been hauled into court at the film's climax.
This picture is a total smash. Full Review
Rating: A+ -- [VIDEO ESSAY] Barbara Streisand takes over the feminine human incarnation of Bugs Bunny's free-spirited cartoon character in Peter Bogdanovich's enthusiastic homage to the screwball comedy. Full Review
Rating: 4/4 -- No one is going to match Grant and Hepburn, but Ryan O'Neal and Barbra Streisand give it the ol' college try in the criminally entertaining What's Up, Doc? [Blu-ray] Full Review
Rating: 5/5 -- [A] hilarious homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s by Howard Hawks and Preston Sturges. Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The film builds on itself, gaining speed as it careens out-of-control toward its conclusion. Only a director in complete control can fashion something so effortlessly chaotic. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Not the least of Bogdanovich's triumphs is his success in scaling down Miss Streisand's superstar personality to fit the dimensions of farce.
New York Times
A homage to Hollywood screwball comedy that by and large gets its pace and cartoon/slapstick timings right. Full Review
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), 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. Madeline Kahn's film debut, this madcap adventure is directed by Peter Bogdanovich (PAPER MOON, MASK).
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.
- Theatrical release: March 9, 1972.
- Filmed in San Francisco, CA.
- Madeline Kahn makes her film debut in WHAT'S UP DOC'
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