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Nothing Personal (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 28 March 1980 (USA)
Suzanne Somers, an environmentally concerned lawyer, was hired by Donald Sutherland to halt the construction on a breeding ground of endangered species of seals. In HD.

Director:

George Bloomfield

Writer:

Robert Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Roger Keller
Suzanne Somers ... Abigail Adams
Lawrence Dane ... Ralston
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Paxton
Dabney Coleman ... Dickerson
Sean McCann ... Jake
Chief Dan George ... Oscar
John Dehner ... Senator
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Colonel
David Steinberg ... Talk Show Host
Craig Russell Craig Russell ... Talk Show Guest
Sean Sullivan ... Dean Collier
Michael Wincott ... Peter
Catherine O'Hara ... Audrey
Douglas Campbell Douglas Campbell ... Crichett, Sr.
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Suzanne Somers, an environmentally concerned lawyer, was hired by Donald Sutherland to halt the construction on a breeding ground of endangered species of seals. In HD.

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Donald Sutherland and Suzanne Somers break the law in thirty-seven states, Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal Zone.

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Comedy

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ocasião faz o Herói See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Suzanne Somers writes in her autobiography that Donald Sutherland pretty much assumed direction of the actors once it became apparent that filmmaker George Bloomfield was in over-his-head. See more »

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Dickerson: [indicating a large photograph] So this is Dawson Bay as it would appear today. As you can see - blue skies, mountains, green hills, a river, beach. Nice but a little ho-hum.
Dickerson: [indicating a 3D table model] Now out of that wilderness, is Dunbar's projected community of the future, which I think is very exciting. We have homes here now, running from 49,999 to 79,999 depending upon the location, the view, the extras, the cul-de sacs. The sewers are part of the package.
Dickerson: Er, well, let me go straight to...
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Nothing Personal
Sung by Suzanne Somers
Music and Lyrics by Peter Mann
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Absymal comedy offers nothing...
19 February 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Appalled after seeing film of endangered seals in Newfoundland being clubbed to death, pot-smoking, post-hippie college professor Donald Sutherland hires lady lawyer Suzanne Somers to bring cease-and-desist action against the heartless conglomeration responsible. Mixture of good deed-doing, romantic comedy, and wacky car chases fails to add up. Somers, who at this point was still riding a high from TV's "Three's Company", tries out different bits of character business before predictably falling back on her trademark silly faces and girlish squeals. This was a poor choice to jump-start Suzanne's movie career, co-executive produced by both her agent and her husband! Still, Somers is far more watchable than Sutherland, whose slightly sinister, over-enunciated line readings are the polar opposite of romance and slapstick. The biggest mistake here was to feature apparently real footage of actual seals being killed--certainly not the way to begin a comedy! Filmed in Toronto, which explains the presence of Canadian cast members Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, drag performer Craig Russell, David Steinberg, and Catherine O'Hara. * from ****


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