Play It Again, Sam PG

Here's laughing at you, kid.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 24, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 35


User Ratings: 11,191
Rating: 3/5 -- Stagey Woody Allen film with Humphrey Bogart spectre for laughs.
Kansas City Kansan
Dec 28, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- I was laughing so hard, it was difficult to breathe.
Juicy Cerebellum
Jun 10, 2004
Play It Again, Sam, is another demonstration of the comedian's self-obsessed, self-abusive humour. It is almost continuously funny in a brittle way. But the sour, allusive, intellectual witticisms begin to lose their pith Full Review
The Spectator
Nov 16, 2017
Rating: 9/10 -- Apart from its fantastic elements, Woody's script of Sam finds a deft blend of the comic and romantic. Full Review
Jul 10, 2008
Rating: A- -- Vintage Woody Allen. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 22, 2010
The working out of the parallels with Casablanca are masterly, and there are plenty of good sight gags and one-liners. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Anyone who has anguished over whether to put on Bartok or Oscar Peterson to impress visitors should check this one out . . . Full Review
Movie Gurus
Apr 16, 2004

Product Description:

Woody Allen's play makes a successful leap to the big screen in this hilarious romp, directed by Herbert Ross (THE SUNSHINE BOYS, STEEL MAGNOLIAS). Allen has never been better as Allan Felix, a neurotic New York film critic who has just broken up with his wife, Nancy (Susan Anspach). This devastating event has caused him to spiral into a deep depression and look for solace in the classic movies that he loves, particularly the romantic saga CASABLANCA. Allan begins to have conversations with the fantasy ghost of his film idol, Humphrey Bogart (Jerry Lacy), who gives him advice on romance and masculinity. Worried about their insecure friend, Linda and Dick (Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts) spark Allan into action, which leads to a series of disastrously funny blind dates in which Allan tries, but fails, to be as cool as Bogie. Allan's love life is clearly going nowhere, until his quest for romance unexpectedly leads him into the arms of Linda.

With PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM, Allen's comedic talents are on full display. One-liners, neurotic pathos, and keen observations are all unleashed in a boundless frenzy, rarely giving viewers a chance to breathe before the next laugh. Keaton and Roberts prove to be the perfect partners-in-crime for Allen, both actors having that undeniably charming blend of sweetness and absurdity. A tribute to two of Allen's favorite topics--cinema and romance--PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM is another classic contribution to the Allen oeuvre.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 4, 1972
  • Filmed in San Francisco because of union troubles in New York City.
  • The film is based on Woody Allen's stage play, which appeared on Broadway in 1969, originally produced by David Merrick.
  • "I never knew a woman who didn't understand a slap in the face or a slug from a .45."--Bogie (Jerry Lacy) to Allan Felix (Woody Allen)
  • "No, my parents never got divorced, although I begged them to."--Felix

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