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Alan Arkin directed and starred in this anarchic comedy. Benny Fikus (Vincent Gardenia) is the owner of a department store that's on its last legs, with his nebbishy son Russell (Rob Reiner) serving as his second-in-command. Benny's bother Ezra (Arkin) used to work with him at the store, but he quit to coach basketball in the midst of a long losing streak. Ezra's wife Marion (Anjanette Comer) desperately wants a child, and Ezra needs a new star player, so he thinks he's helping both of them when he adopts a black teenager (Byron Stewart) who shoots mean hoop. Benny, looking for a way out of the store's irrevocable financial slump, wants to burn the place down for the insurance money, but rather than hire an arsonist, he tries to convince his brother-in-law, Zabbar (Sid Caesar), that the store is actually a Nazi stronghold so Zabbar that will do the deed on his own. The supporting cast also includes Sally K. Marr, whose son was controversial comedian Lenny Bruce.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2015
UPC: 0024543039327
Original Release: 1977
Rating: PG
Source: Fox Mod
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 11,716

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Arkin Ezra Fikus
Rob Reiner Russel Fikus
Sid Caesar Zabbar,Sherman
Vincent Gardenia Benny
Anjanette Comer Marion Fikus
Kay Medford Ruth Fikus
Barbara Dana Virginia
Alex Rocco Al
Byron Stewart Captain
Selma Archerd Ellie
William Bogert Insurance Doctor
Augusta Dabney Mrs. Cooper
MacIntyre Dixon Painter
Mickey Gilbert Fireman
Bill Henderson Psychiatrist
John Horn Louis
John Bear Hudkins Wheelchair Patient
Don Keefer Banker
Richard Libertini Painter
Sally K. Marr Jackie
William Prince Mr. Cooper
Marvin Worth Milton
Speedy Zapata Janitor
Viola Harris Helen
Oliver Clark Blossom

Technical Credits
Alan Arkin Director
Don Bassman Sound/Sound Designer
Lynn Bernay Costumes/Costume Designer
Norman Burza Costumes/Costume Designer
Logan R. Frazee Special Effects
Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Dave Grusin Score Composer,Songwriter
Richard Halsey Editor
Peter V. Herald Production Manager
Robert Klane Screenwriter
Dennis Peeples Set Decoration/Design
James Spencer Production Designer
Richard Wagner Sound/Sound Designer
Ralph A. Woolsey Cinematographer
Marvin Worth Producer

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