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  • Being There (1979)
  • PG
    130 min | Comedy, Drama
Being There (1979)
PG
130 min | Comedy, Drama

After the death of his employer forces him out of the only home he's ever known, a simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful tycoon and an insider in Washington politics.
Director
Writer
Jerzy Kosinski (novel) (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
Michael D. Haller (as Michael Haller)
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Release date
Feb 8, 1980 (United States)

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66 cast members
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Peter Sellers
Chance Chance   See fewer
Shirley MacLaine
Eve Rand Eve Rand   See fewer
Melvyn Douglas
Benjamin Rand Benjamin Rand   See fewer
Jack Warden
President 'Bobby' President 'Bobby'   See fewer
Richard Dysart
Dr. Robert Allenby Dr. Robert Allenby   See fewer
Richard Basehart
Vladimir Skrapinov Vladimir Skrapinov   See fewer
Ruth Attaway
Louise Louise   See fewer
David Clennon
Thomas Franklin (as Dave Clennon) Thomas Franklin (as Dave Clennon)   See fewer
Fran Brill
Sally Hayes Sally Hayes   See fewer
Denise DuBarry
Johanna Franklin Johanna Franklin   See fewer
Brian Corrigan
Policeman by White House Policeman by White House   See fewer
Alfie Brown
Old Woman asked for lunch (as Alfredine Brown) Old Woman asked for lunch (as Alfredine Brown)   See fewer
Don Jacob
David (as Donald Jacob) David (as Donald Jacob)   See fewer
Ernest McClure
Jeffrey (as Ernest M. McClure) Jeffrey (as Ernest M. McClure)   See fewer
Arthur Grundy
Arthur Arthur   See fewer
Henry B. Dawkins
Billings Billings   See fewer
Georgine Hall
Mrs. Aubrey Mrs. Aubrey   See fewer
Nell P. Leaman
Constance Constance   See fewer
Alice Hirson
First Lady First Lady   See fewer
James Noble
Kaufman Kaufman   See fewer
Timothy Shaner
Presidential Aide Presidential Aide   See fewer
William F. Williams
Presidential Aide Presidential Aide   See fewer
Bill Dance
Presidential Aide (as William Dance) Presidential Aide (as William Dance)   See fewer
Jim Aar
Presidential Aide Presidential Aide   See fewer
William Lubin
Presidential Aide Presidential Aide   See fewer
Ned Wilson
Honeycutt Honeycutt   See fewer
Stanley Grover
Baldwin Baldwin   See fewer
John Harkins
Courtney Courtney   See fewer
Katherine De Hetre
Kinney (as Katherine DeHetre) Kinney (as Katherine DeHetre)   See fewer
William Larsen
Lyman Stuart Lyman Stuart   See fewer
Jerome Hellman
Gary Burns Gary Burns   See fewer
Arthur Rosenberg
Morton Hull Morton Hull   See fewer
Sam Weisman
Colson Colson   See fewer
Fredric Lehne
TV Page TV Page   See fewer
Gwen Humble
TV Guest TV Guest   See fewer
Laurie Jefferson
TV Reporter TV Reporter   See fewer
Allen Williams
Other Reporter Other Reporter   See fewer
Janet Wells
Other Reporter (as Janet Meshad) Other Reporter (as Janet Meshad)   See fewer
Paul Marin
Other Reporter Other Reporter   See fewer
Melendy Britt
Sophie Sophie   See fewer
Hanna Landy
Natasha Skrapinov (as Hanna Hertelendy) Natasha Skrapinov (as Hanna Hertelendy)   See fewer
Elya Baskin
Karpatov Karpatov   See fewer
Than Wyenn
Ambassador Gaufridi (as Thann Wyenn) Ambassador Gaufridi (as Thann Wyenn)   See fewer
Richard McKenzie
Ron Stiegler Ron Stiegler   See fewer
Sandy Ward
Senator Slipshod Senator Slipshod   See fewer
Danna Hansen
Mrs. Slipshod Mrs. Slipshod   See fewer
Mitch Kreindel
Dennis Watson Dennis Watson   See fewer
Richard Seff
Pallbearer Pallbearer   See fewer
Terrence Currier
Pallbearer Pallbearer   See fewer
Leon Greenberg
Pallbearer Pallbearer   See fewer
Austin Hay
Pallbearer Pallbearer   See fewer
Mark Hammer
Pallbearer Pallbearer   See fewer
Maurice Copeland
Pallbearer Pallbearer   See fewer
Hal Ashby
Man at File Cabinet at the Washington Post (uncredited) Man at File Cabinet at the Washington Post (uncredited)   See fewer
Herbert Benkman
Dignitary (uncredited) Dignitary (uncredited)   See fewer
Basil Hoffman
Man in Commercial (uncredited) Man in Commercial (uncredited)   See fewer
Jerry Jensen
General (uncredited) General (uncredited)   See fewer
Alexandria Walsh
Court Reporter (uncredited) Court Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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