Author! Author! Poster

Release Date: 1982

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2007

PG|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
While struggling playwright Ivan Travalian (Al Pacino) tries to get movie actress Alice Detroit (Dyan Cannon) to star in his new Broadway show, his personal life spins out of control. Bored with their marriage, Ivan's wife, Gloria (Tuesday Weld), leaves him -- but she leaves him with not only their son but her children from previous marriages. As Ivan attempts to rewrite the second act of his play to his own satisfaction, he finds himself in the unfamiliar position of being a single parent.

Cast: Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Alan King, Bob Dishy, Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding, Eric Gurry

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Witty, 1980s, New York City, Wife, Heartwarming, Playful, Transformation, Sacrifice, Son


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy