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In this far-out comedy that slams it to academia, television, and the military, Simon (Alan Arkin) is a puffed-up professor who is boondoggled by a group of geniuses in a think tank. Becker (Austin Pendleton) leads the wacked-out thinkers as they invent off-the-wall games to keep themselves amused instead of solving global problems in ecology or whatever. They manage to convince Simon he is really a space alien, but then Simon gets away from them and takes refuge in a strange commune headed up by a former television executive (Adolph Green) whose bible is TV Guide. Simon's life does not get any easier since he is being hunted by the army with orders to shoot on sight.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/2012
UPC: 0883316448854
Original Release: 1980
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 76,344

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Arkin Simon Mendelssohn
Austin Pendleton Becker
Judy Graubart Lisa
William Finley Fichandler
Jayant Barundi
Wallace Shawn Van Dongen
Max Wright Hundertwasser
Fred Gwynne Korey
Madeline Kahn Cynthia
Adolph Green Commune Leader
Keith Szarabajka Josh
Ann Risley Pam
Pierre Epstein Military aide at map
Roy Cooper General's aide
Rex Robbins Army Doctor
David Warrilow Blades
Hetty Galen Mother
David Gideon Security guard
David Susskind Himself
Dick Cavett Himself
Remak Ramsay TV newscaster
Hansford Rowe TV priest
Yusef Bulos TV philosopher
Jerry Mayer TV scientist
Sol Frieder TV rabbi
William Griffis TV senator
Tom Kubiak Roach reaction patient
Al Cerullo Helicopter pilot
James Dukas Narration
Ed Karvoski Commune Member
Ricky Murray Commune Member
Stephanie Segal Commune Member
Lisa Maurer Commune Member

Technical Credits
Marshall Brickman Director,Screenwriter
Thomas Baum Screenwriter
Martin Bregman Producer
Edward Drohan Special Effects
Nina Feinberg Editor
John Godfrey Set Decoration/Design
Adam Holender Cinematographer
Santo Loquasto Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Rauch Asst. Director
Stanley Silverman Score Composer
Louis A. Stroller Executive Producer
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer

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