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Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (1983)

Towards the end of their lives, two old friends discover that one of them was in love with the other one's wife for more than thirty years.

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Alvin Rakoff
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Laurence Olivier ... Joe Halpern
Jackie Gleason ... Ernest Johnson
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Towards the end of their lives, two old friends discover that one of them was in love with the other one's wife for more than thirty years.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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HBO Premiere Films See more »
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Mono

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Color
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A great duo!
8 May 2001 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

Unique and talented movie explores a delicate situation of two old men (Olivier and Gleason, marvelous all the way!)who discover they loved the same woman during all of their lives. A ordinary stuff? Maybe, but the woman in question was married for more than thirty years with one of them. The story line of this movie is just a long, witty and fascinating dialogue between two great actors, Olivier and Gleason, at a table bar. A great tragedy and drama actor and a notable comedian playing together. A strange and unexpected pair? At first sight, yes, but... what a great duo!


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