Memories of Me

Memories of Me (1988)

Abbie Polin never told anyone the terrible secret about his father... he's alive and well and living in Hollywood.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1988-09-28
  • User Rating: 5/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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After a heart attack, Abbie Polin (Crystal), a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe (King), who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years. This was the first movie directed by Henry Winkler, and much of it was filmed inside the MGM Studios in Culver City, California, only a few miles from Hollywood. Lisa, the romantic interest in Abbie's life, also comes for a visit and bonds with Abe, who gets along famously with everyone but his son. Abe begins having memory loss and eventually is diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. He and his son grow closer in time and, before it's too late, Abbie tries to get Abe a speaking role in a film.

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  • Billy Crystal

    as Abbie
  • Alan King

    as Abe
  • JoBeth Williams

    as Lisa
  • Janet Carroll

    as Dorothy Davis
  • David Ackroyd

    as 1st Assistant Director
  • Phil Fondacaro

    as Horace Bosco
  • Robert Pastorelli

    as Al (Broccoli)
  • Mark L. Taylor

    as 2nd Assistant Director
  • Peter Elbling

    as Director
  • Larry Cedar

    as 1st Assistant Director (Soap)
  • Sheryl Bernstein

    as Dancer
  • Sean Connery

    as Himself
  • Zachary Benjamin

    as Young Abbie
Writing Eric Roth Writer
Writing Billy Crystal Writer
Directing Henry Winkler Director