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Happy New Year (1987)

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Release Date
Aug 7, 1987 (USA)

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Running Time
1 hour, 25 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures, Delphi IV Productions

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Other Titles
• Happy New Year
• The Happy New Year Caper

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Genre: Crime, Comedy, Capers, Love, Thieves

Plot: Director John G. Avildsen's hilarious American remake of the 1974 French caper LA BONNE ANNEE stars Peter Falk and Charles Durning as Nick and Charlie, respectively, two suave and slightly sleazy jewel thieves who have set their sights on an exclusive Miami jewelry store. In preparation for the heist, Nick dons a series of outlandish disguises, impersonating a sentimental octogenarian with a dying wife and his elderly sister in an effort to infiltrate the store and get closer to its manager (Tom Courtenay). It seems like the perfect setup until Nick meets Carolyn (Wendy Hughes), a beautiful antiques dealer who owns the the shop next to the jewelry store. Nick becomes infatuated with Carolyn, leading to a few snags in his otherwise unflappable plan. Falk carries this outlandish outing, which features madcap comic timing and incredible special effects makeup that garnered an Academy Award nomination.

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 Directed by
John G. Avildsen
Rocky, The Karate Kid, Rocky V
 Written by
Claude Lelouch
Misérables, Les, A Man and a Woman, Lumière et compagnie
Peter Falk
The Princess Bride, Shark Tale, The Sky Above Berlin
Anthony Heald
The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, 8MM
Charles Durning
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Sting, Tootsie
Claude Lelouch
Lumière et compagnie, Épreuves d'artistes, Misérables, Les
Tom Courtenay
Doctor Zhivago, Leonard Part 6, Nicholas Nickleby
 Music By
Bill Conti
Rocky, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Right Stuff

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