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Being There (1979)

Being There (1979)
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Peter Sellers Peter Sellers
Chance
Shirley MacLaine Shirley MacLaine
Eve Rand
Melvyn Douglas Melvyn Douglas
Benjamin Rand
Jack Warden Jack Warden
President 'Bobby'
Richard Dysart Richard Dysart
Dr. Robert Allenby
Richard Basehart Richard Basehart
Vladimir Skrapinov
Ruth Attaway Ruth Attaway
Louise
David Clennon David Clennon
Thomas Franklin


Written by
Jerzy Kosinski Jerzy Kosinski
(novel)
Robert C. Jones Robert C. Jones
uncredited


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Description: A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman (Eve) and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider. Watch online at Viooz: [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 26 May 1980
UPC: 012569093829
Tags: Comedy (17), Satire (10), 1970s (9), 1979 (9), Drama (9), Lawyer (6), Billionaire (5), Political (5), Politics (5), Terminal Illness (5), Wealth (5), Servant (5), Lake (5), Wheelchair (5), Gardener (5), Television (5), Innocence (4), Presidential Visit (4), Marriage (4), Simpleton (3)
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"Peter Sellers' finest hour, playing Chance the Gardner, a simple, quietly spoken man who finds himself in the company of a well connected yet dating businessman who has connections with the President. Mistaken Chance's ideas about gardening for optimistic slices of advice, Chance wins over everyone he meets. Hal Ashby's satire is lifted by Sellers' tremendous performance and it's gentle pacing. Shame this wasn't Sellers' final film as it would have been a crown and a terrific career."


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