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Release Date: 1982

PG|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker (Dinah Manoff) impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, Calif., to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father, Herbert (Walter Matthau). An aspiring actress, Libby expects Herbert to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes clear that the underemployed Herbert and his hairdresser girlfriend, Steffy (Ann-Margret), are not in a position to advance anyone else's career.

Cast: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret , Dinah Manoff, Lance Guest, Lewis Smith, Martin Ferrero, Eugene Butler, Samantha Harper

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Touching, Witty, 1980s, Daughter, Father, Transformation, Girlfriend