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Zelig (The Chameleon Man) (1983)

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Starring (View all)
Woody Allen Woody Allen
Leonard Zelig
Mia Farrow Mia Farrow
Dr. Eudora Nesbitt Fletcher
Patrick Horgan Patrick Horgan
The Narrator
Stanley Swerdlow Stanley Swerdlow
Mexican Food Doctor
Ralph Bell Ralph Bell
Other Doctor
Richard Whiting Richard Whiting
Other Doctor
Gale Hansen Gale Hansen
Freshman #1
Michael Jeter Michael Jeter
Freshman #2


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Woody Allen Woody Allen
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14 years, 8 months ago at Sep 20 22:49
Zelig is full of Allen's style, using a lot of ironic, on the dialogs and the history that he created.
Leonard Zelig is somoene who has the incredible hability to transform himself as the people who's around him (like a Chameleon).
Zelig has a lot of really good jokes, including the soundrack, made for the film, wich have songs called: “Leonard, the Lizard” , “You May Be Six Pe... read more
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Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.
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Tags: Comedy (15), 1980s (11), 1983 (8), Mockumentary (7), New York (5), Chameleon (5), Usa (5), Woody Allen (5), 80s (4), Psychology (4), Satire (2), (2), Celebrity (2), Woody (2), 80's (2), Media (2), Documentary (2), Fantasy (2), History (1), Mia Farrow (1)
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