Being There Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for Being There the Movie

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A feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching TV, is sent out into the real world when his employer dies. Equipped with his prize possession, his remote control unit, the gardener unwittingly enters the world of politics and is welcomed as a mysterious sage. Sellers is wonderful in this satiric treat adapted by Jerzy Kosinski from his novel.


Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Politics, Mistaken Identity, Savants, Stupid Is...
Jerzy Kosinski
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart
Caleb Deschanel
Hal Ashby
Johnny Mandel
Don Zimmerman
Andrew Braunsberg Productions Lorimar Prods


Oscars 1979: Support. Actor (Douglas); Golden Globes 1980: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Sellers), Support. Actor (Douglas); L.A. Film Critics 1979: Support. Actor (Douglas); Natl. Bd. of Review 1979: Actor (Sellers); N.Y. Film Critics 1979: Support. Actor (Douglas); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1979: Cinematog.; Writers Guild 1979: Adapt. Screenplay.

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