- Nickelodeon (film)
Nickelodeon Directed by Peter Bogdanovich Produced by Robert Chartoff
Written by Peter Bogdanovich
Starring Ryan O'Neal
Music by Richard Hazard Cinematography László Kovács Editing by William C. Carruth Distributed by Columbia Pictures
British Lion Films
Release date(s) December 21, 1976 Running time 121 minutes Country United Kingdom
Language English Budget $9 million
Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, and Tatum O'Neal. According to Bogdanovich, the film was based on true stories told to him by silent movie directors Alan Dwan and Raoul Walsh. It was entered into the 27th Berlin International Film Festival.
Going from a lawyer to a writer, and then to a film director, is the career path on which we find Leo Harrigan (Ryan O'Neal). But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who chooses to grab his attentions by getting herself engaged to his vulgar and ignorant leading man, Buck Greenaway (Burt Reynolds).
- Ryan O'Neal as Leo Harrigan
- Burt Reynolds as Buck Greenway
- Tatum O'Neal as Alice Forsyte
- Jane Hitchcock as Kathleen Cooke
- Brian Keith as H.H. Cobb
- Stella Stevens as Marty Reeves
- John Ritter as Franklin Frank
- Brion James as bailiff
- Sidney Armus as judge
- Joe Warfield as defence attorney
- Lorenzo Music as Mullins
- Jeffrey Byron as Steve
- Priscilla Pointer as Mabel
- Philip Bruns as Duncan
- Frank Marshall as Dinsdale's assistant
- Harry Carey, Jr. as Dobie
- James Best as Jim
- George Gaynes as Reginald Kingsley
- M. Emmet Walsh as "Father" Logan
- Miriam Byrd-Nethery as Aunt Lula
- Les Josephson as the Nickelodeon bouncer
- Griffin O'Neal as a boy on a bicycle
- Hamilton Camp as Blacker
For the Los Angeles premiere, all guests (and some critics) paid five cents to see the movie in honor of the film and early Hollywood ticket prices.
The 2009 DVD release includes a 125 minute "Director's Cut" in black and white.
Films directed by Peter Bogdanovich 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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