Buddy Buddy (1981)
A film directed by Billy Wilder

Genre: Comedy

Film Review

Buddy Buddy is an American film comedy first released on 11th December 1981, directed by Billy Wilder. Cinematography was by Harry Stradling Jr. and the film was scored by Lalo Schifrin. It is based on a play by Francis Veber and stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss, Klaus Kinski and Dana Elcar.   It is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, produced by Alain Bernheim and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Location filming was in Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA.   The film was released with the tagline: "The greatest movie buddies of all time are back!"   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 36 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Buddy Buddy is: good - passable entertainment.

Other memorable films that have been directed by Billy Wilder include: The Lost Weekend (1945), Sabrina (1954), The Apartment (1960) and One, Two, Three (1961). The actor Jack Lemmon has also appeared in: It Happened to Jane (1959), The Apartment (1960), Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) and Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997).

Other comedy films of the 1980s from USA that are worth watching include: Charles Crichton's A Fish Called Wanda (1988), John Landis's An American Werewolf in London (1981), James Cellan Jones's The Comedy of Errors (1983), Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) and Mel Brooks's Spaceballs (1987).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Billy Wilder
  • Script: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Francis Veber (play)
  • Photo: Harry Stradling Jr.
  • Music: Lalo Schifrin
  • Cast: Jack Lemmon (Victor Clooney), Walter Matthau (Trabucco), Paula Prentiss (Celia Clooney), Klaus Kinski (Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot), Dana Elcar (Capt. Hubris), Miles Chapin (Eddie, the Bellhop), Michael Ensign (Assistant Manager), Joan Shawlee (Receptionist), Fil Formicola (Rudy 'Disco' Gambola), C.J. Hunt (Kowalski), Bette Raya (Mexican Maid), Ronnie Sperling (Hippy Husband), Suzie Galler (Pregnant Wife), John Schubeck (Newscaster), Ed Begley Jr. (Lieutenant 1), Frank Farmer (Lieutenant 2), Tom Kindle (Highway Patrolman 1), Biff Manard (Highway Patrolman 2), Charlotte Stewart (Nurse), Neile Adams (Saleswoman), Myrna Dell (Cashier), Gene Price (News Announcer), Ben Lessy (Barney Pritzig), Patti Jerome (Matron), Gary Allen (Man in Robe)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 96 min

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