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|Directed by||Maurice Phillips|
|Produced by||Ziggy Steinberg
|Written by||Ziggy Steinberg|
|Music by||Charles Gross|
|Cinematography||Victor J. Kemper|
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
|July 26, 1991|
Another You is a 1991 American comedy film directed by Maurice Phillips. It was the final film featuring the pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Co-stars included Mercedes Ruehl, Vanessa Williams and Kevin Pollak.
George, a former mental patient and pathological liar, is released from the hospital. He is quickly, purposefully mistaken for millionaire brewery heir Abe Fielding by a troupe of actors hired by Rupert Dibbs, an unscrupulous business manager. Rupert needs George to believe he is Fielding in order to kill him off and inherit the Fielding Brewery and family fortune.
Eddie Dash, a con man, tenuously befriends George due to a community service assignment. He attempts at first to capitalize on George's mistaken identity, but after being pressured by Rupert into killing George for profit, turns the tables on Rupert and helps George fake his death, only to come back to the land of the living and inheriting both the brewery and the Fielding fortune instead.
Along the way, Eddie and George turn two of Rupert's female associates into allies and partners, while getting themselves into plenty of comical chaos.
- Richard Pryor as Eddie Dash
- Gene Wilder as George / Abe Fielding
- Mercedes Ruehl as Elaine / Mimi Kravitz
- Stephen Lang as Rupert Dibbs
- Vanessa Williams as Gloria
- Vincent Schiavelli as Dentist
- Craig Richard Nelson as Walt
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. Peter Bogdanovich was the original director, but he was replaced after five weeks of shooting.
Another You was a critical and box office failure. 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. The film currently has a 11% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 15 reviews.
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- Staff, Variety (1 January 1991). "Review: 'Another You'". Variety. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Holden, Stephen (1991-07-27). "Movie Review - Another You - Review/Film; A Reformed Liar and a Con Man - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- Wilmington, Michael (1991-07-29). "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Another You': Happy, Dopey, Snappy, Empty - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- Fox, David J. (1991-07-30). "Weekend Box Office : 'Mobsters' Is the Only Solid Opener - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- "Biggest Second Weekend Drops". boxofficemojo.com. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
- Another You at the Internet Movie Database
- Another You at Box Office Mojo
- Another You at Rotten Tomatoes
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