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Matilda (1978 film)

Matilda
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Directed by Daniel Mann
Produced by Albert S. Ruddy (producer)
Paul Sapounakis (associate producer)
Melvin Simon (executive producer)
Richard R. St. Johns (executive producer)
Written by Timothy Galfas; Paul Gallico (book)
Starring Elliott Gould
Harry Guardino
Art Metrano
Robert Mitchum
Lionel Stander
Roberta Collins
Clive Revill
Gary Morgan
Music by Jerrold Immel
Cinematography Jack Woolf
Editing by Allan Jacobs
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release date(s) June 22, 1978
Running time 1 hr. 45 min.
Country United States
Language English

Matilda is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Daniel Mann and starring Elliott Gould, Robert Mitchum and Lionel Stander.

Story

A small-time talent agent discovers an amazing female boxing Kangaroo and figures to use it as his stepping-stone into the big time by having it compete with a human pugilist.

Cast

Production

The film was budgeted at $5.2 Million. Producer Al Ruddy explained that "we debated over using both a real kangaroo and an actor in costume and opted for the latter as cross-cutting proved too jarring for the viewer. However the costume was a $30,000 investment that paid off as it not only allowed freedom of movement, but we were able to program it with transistors to allow us to direct the actor's tiniest gesture." Critic Tom Allen wrote in The Village Voice that "Matilda is worked by a person in a fur suit and fixed mask. ... The technicians do not even get the ears to wiggle and the mouth to pucker until the final minutes." [1]

Soundtrack

  • "When I'm with You, I'm Feelin' Good" - Music by Carol Connors, Lyrics by Ernie Shelton, Sung by Pat Boone & Debby Boone, Record Produced by Mike Curb
  • "Waltzing Matilda" - (uncredited), Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Music by Christina Macpherson

Notes

External links

  • Internet Movie Database


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