Seems Like Old Times (1980)
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|Writer Nick Gardenia (Chevy Chase) is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex-wife Glenda (Goldie Hawn). She is now a public defender remarried to a prosecutor (Charles Grodin), and what follows is a housefull of hijinks.|
Editor's NoteKindhearted lawyer Glenda's (Goldie Hawn) desire to lend a helping hand is evident in the number of stray dogs she has taken in. Her husband Ira (Charles Grodin) is a stuffy district attorney with designs on political office. When her ex-husband Nick (Chevy Chase), a writer who has been forced to rob a bank, shows up on her doorstep seeking refuge from the authorities, she takes him in--spurring a serious of painfully comedic situations as she attempts to keep him hidden from uptight Ira. Razor sharp timing from a trio of comedic heavyweights propels this descendent of 1930s screwball romantic comedies from Neil Simon.
Cast & Crew
|Jay Sandrich - Director|
|David M. Walsh - Director of Photography|
|Marvin Hamlisch - Musical Score|
|Ray Stark - Producer|
|Roger M. Rothstein - Producer|
|Neil Simon - Writer|
Plot SummaryNeil Simon penned this farce about a romantic triangle involving two lawyers and a fugitive from the law. The heroine, Glenda, is a bleeding heart attorney with a penchant for adopting anybody and anything in need -- from stray animals to a ragged assortment of low-life ex-clients. But when ex-husband Nick shows up seeking refuge, Glenda really finds herself in hot water. He's on the run from the law after being strong-armed at gunpoint into a bank robbery -- with plenty of surveillance camera footage as evidence. Glenda, of course, is unable to turn him away -- much to the annoyance of her new husband, a straight-laced district attorney who is attempting to run for political office.