I'm Not Rappaport

Director/Writer: Herb Gardner
Director of Photography: Adam Holender
Editors: Wendey Stanzler and Emily Paine
Music: Gerry Mulligan
Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
Producers: John Penotti and John Starke
Gramercy; PG-13; 136 minutes
Release: 12/96
Cast: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson, Boyd Gaines, Martha Plimpton, Guillermo Diaz, Elina Lowensohn and Ron Rifkin
Based on Herb Gardner's play

Matthau gives one of the best performances of his career as Nat Moyer, a ranting, 80-year-old communist troublemaker who can spin an outrageous yarn with convincing sincerity. But Matthau's feistiness can't save this poor adaptation of a wonderful play. Nat meets fellow octogenarian Midge (Davis) on a park bench, and the pair develop a friendship as they quibble and reminisce. When caught in sticky situations, Nat creates alter egos for himself and Midge, and they use their new identities to get themselves and others out of jams.

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