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The Men's Club (1986)

A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They share their feelings about women, life, love, and work. The party gets rowdier and rowdier, and then the wife returns home. ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Medak

Writers:

Leonard Michaels (novel), Leonard Michaels (screenplay)
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Director: Peter Medak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Dukes ... Phillip
Richard Jordan ... Kramer
Harvey Keitel ... Solly Berliner
Frank Langella ... Harold Canterbury
Roy Scheider ... Cavanaugh
Craig Wasson ... Paul
Treat Williams ... Terry
Stockard Channing ... Nancy
Gina Gallego ... Felicia (as Gina Gallegos)
Cindy Pickett ... Hannah
Gwen Welles ... Redhead
Penny Baker Penny Baker ... Lake
Rebeccah Bush ... Stella
Claudia Cron Claudia Cron ... Stacey
Ann Dusenberry ... Page
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Storyline

A group of men get together to form a "discussion group". They share their feelings about women, life, love, and work. The party gets rowdier and rowdier, and then the wife returns home. Thrown out, the men are not yet willing to call it a night. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Growing Up Is Hard To Do

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Club de hombres See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,146,992, 21 September 1986

Gross USA:

$2,556,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,556,361
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The cast includes five Academy Award nominees: Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella, Roy Scheider, Stockard Channing, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. See more »

Quotes

[Cavanaugh is trying to get Phillip to go the men's group]
Phillip: Only you could drag me to something like this. It's not so easy to get out of the house.
Cavanaugh: You just open the door, and you're out!
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Crazy Credits

Head-shots of the main male characters, the members of The Men's Club, are part of the letters that make up the title screen (e.g. Harvey Keitel appears within the "T" and Roy Scheider appears within the "H", etc.). Also, as their headshot appears, their character names and occupations are given. The female characters are credited under one of two categories, "Wives and Girlfriends" or "The House of Affections". The title "THE MEN'S CLUB" remains on the screen until the last credit, "Directed by Peter Medak", is given. See more »

Soundtracks

A Fool for Love
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by John Bettis
Performed by James Gilstrap (as Jim Gilstrap)
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User Reviews

 
Not bad at all
19 November 2001 | by konoverSee all my reviews

This movie usually gets ripped to shreds by a lot of people. Given the offensive nature of some of the material, it's understandable. But truthfully, I enjoyed watching this movie because I really enjoyed watching this intriguing cast work together.

I first rented this movie because I couldn't believe what a cool cast was involved: Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella, Richard Jordan, and Treat Williams to name a few. Stockard Channing and Jennifer Jason Leigh also have supporting roles here, but it's basically the guys' show.

The movie is broken down like this: It introduces the characters, it shows the group of actors talking about their personal lives in a therapy type sitting at one of the character's house. And it all culminates at "The House of Affections" (you can figure out what that is).

What can I say, despite the fact that these characters often talk and act like jerks, I still enjoyed watching the cast work and even found a lot of it funny.

Having seen it several times, I can say it could've been edited much more tightly to convey its somewhat diluded message. But still, I enjoyed it and I think it's worth a rent for that cast alone. Just don't throw tomatoes at me if you happen to be offended. Call it a "guilty pleasure".


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