California Suite Poster

Release Date: 1978

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2002

PG|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Four comedic scenarios play out at a hotel in this adaptation of the Neil Simon play. Divorced couple Hannah (Jane Fonda) and Bill (Alan Alda) argue over custody of their daughter; an actress (Maggie Smith) frets over her Oscar nomination as her gay husband (Michael Caine) comes out of the closet; a businessman (Walter Matthau) finds a comatose prostitute in his bed, and two competitive doctors (Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby) settle their differences with a free-for-all tennis game.

Cast: Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Bill Cosby, Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Richard Pryor

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Rastar Films

Keywords: Los Angeles, Transformation, Lighthearted, Competition, Mother, Doctor, Amusing, Quest, Father, 1970s


Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)