Being There (1979)
- 2hr 10m
- 2hr 10m
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. More Details »
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- One of Peter Sellers finest and final roles as an unassuming gardener who is mistaken for a brilliant philosoper (02:45)
Movie Info & Cast
Director: Hal Ashby
Producer: Andrew Braunsberg, Charles Mulvehill, Jack Schwartzman
Writer: Jerzy Kosinski, Robert C. Jones
Runtime: 2hr 10m
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
- Peter Sellers
- Shirley MacLaine
- Melvyn Douglas
- Jack Warden
- Richard Dysart
- Richard Basehart
- Ruth Attaway
- David Clennon
- Fran Brill
- Denise DuBarry
Did You Know?
- Final film of Ruth Attaway.
- While at dinner for the first evening with Ben and Eve, Chauncey's wine glass fills and empties within seconds.
- Doctor Allenby: This won't hurt a bit.
- [Sticks Chance with a needle]
- Chance the Gardener: It did hurt.
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It's a movie based on an idea, and all the conventional wisdom agrees that emotions, not ideas, are the best to make movies from. But Being There pulls off its long shot and is one of the most confoundingly provocative movies of the year.
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