Another You

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Another You
Another you dvd cover.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by Maurice Phillips
Produced by Ziggy Steinberg
Ted Zachary
(Executive Producer)
Written by Ziggy Steinberg
Starring Richard Pryor
Gene Wilder
Music by Charles Gross
Cinematography Victor J. Kemper
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release dates July 26, 1991 (1991-07-26)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17 million
Box office $2,865,916

Another You is a 1991 American comedy film. It was the final film pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, neither of whom appeared again in a leading role in another film, together or apart.

Co-stars included Mercedes Ruehl, Vanessa Williams and Kevin Pollak.


The story is a variation of the mistaken identity and impersonation theme made popular by The Prisoner of Zenda and other works. A former mental patient is released from hospital but is mistaken for his doppelgänger, who happens to be a millionaire. A con man tries to keep the mental patient out of trouble, while taking advantage of the situation for his own gain.



The film was released four years after Pryor revealed that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and his physical deterioration is evident in this film.[1] Peter Bogdanovich was the original director, but he was replaced after five weeks of shooting.

Wilder has not acted in any theatrically released films since, although he has starred in two murder mystery television films and appeared as the Mock Turtle in an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.


Another You was a critical and box office failure.[2][3][4] It ranks among the top ten widely-released films for having the biggest second weekend drop at the box office, dropping 78.1% from $1,537,965 to $334,836.[5]


  1. ^ "Back in the Ring : Multiple sclerosis seemingly had Richard Pryor down for the count, but a return to his roots has revitalized the giant of stand-up - Los Angeles Times". 1992-10-25. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (1991-07-27). "Movie Review - Another You - Review/Film; A Reformed Liar and a Con Man -". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Another You': Happy, Dopey, Snappy, Empty - Los Angeles Times". 1991-07-29. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Weekend Box Office : 'Mobsters' Is the Only Solid Opener - Los Angeles Times". 1991-07-30. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Biggest Second Weekend Drops". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 

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