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Only When I Laugh (1981)

R
120 min | Comedy, Drama

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, ...See moreA boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze. Written by Ed Lorusso See less
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Neil Simon (screenplay) (based on the play "The Gingerbread Lady")
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$ 25,524,778
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$ 25,524,778
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Sep 25, 1981 (United States)

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Marsha Mason
Georgia Hines Georgia Hines   See fewer
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Kristy McNichol
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James Coco
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Joan Hackett
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David Dukes
David Lowe David Lowe   See fewer
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John Bennett Perry
Vincent Heller (Lou) Vincent Heller (Lou)   See fewer
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Guy Boyd
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Ed Moore
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Peter Coffield
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Mark Schubb
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Ellen La Gamba
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Venida Evans
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Nancy Nagler
Heidi Stanton Heidi Stanton   See fewer
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Michael A. Ross
Paul (as Michael Ross) Paul (as Michael Ross)   See fewer
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Ken Weisbrath
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Henry Olek
George De Vane George De Vane   See fewer
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Jane Atkins
Doreen Doreen   See fewer
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Kevin Bacon
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Ron Levine
Gary Chandless Gary Chandless   See fewer
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Rebecca Stanley
Denise Summers Denise Summers   See fewer
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Nick Lapadula
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Birdie M. Hale
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Wayne Franson
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John Vargas
Manuel (as Jon Vargas) Manuel (as Jon Vargas)   See fewer
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Steve Kelley
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6.5 / 10 | 1,060 votes