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Being There (1979)

PG
130 min | Comedy, Drama

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
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Jerzy Kosinski (novel) (screenplay)
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Michael D. Haller (as Michael Haller)
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$ 30,177,511
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Release date
Dec 20, 1979 (United States)

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Peter Sellers
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Shirley MacLaine
Eve Rand Eve Rand   See fewer
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Melvyn Douglas
Benjamin Rand Benjamin Rand   See fewer
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Jack Warden
President 'Bobby' President 'Bobby'   See fewer
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Richard Dysart
Dr. Robert Allenby Dr. Robert Allenby   See fewer
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Richard Basehart
Vladimir Skrapinov Vladimir Skrapinov   See fewer
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Ruth Attaway
Louise Louise   See fewer
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David Clennon
Thomas Franklin (as Dave Clennon) Thomas Franklin (as Dave Clennon)   See fewer
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Fran Brill
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Denise DuBarry
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Brian Corrigan
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Alfie Brown
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Don Jacob
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Ernest McClure
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Arthur Grundy
Arthur Arthur   See fewer
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Henry B. Dawkins
Billings Billings   See fewer
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Georgine Hall
Mrs. Aubrey Mrs. Aubrey   See fewer
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Nell P. Leaman
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Alice Hirson
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James Noble
Kaufman Kaufman   See fewer
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Timothy Shaner
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William F. Williams
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Bill Dance
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Jim Aar
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William Lubin
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Ned Wilson
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Stanley Grover
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John Harkins
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Katherine De Hetre
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William Larsen
Lyman Stuart Lyman Stuart   See fewer
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Jerome Hellman
Gary Burns Gary Burns   See fewer
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Richard McKenzie
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Sandy Ward
Senator Slipshod Senator Slipshod   See fewer
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Danna Hansen
Mrs. Slipshod Mrs. Slipshod   See fewer
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Mitch Kreindel
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8 / 10 | 58,228 votes