Andrew Bergman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Andrew Bergman (20 February 1945) is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist. New York magazine in 1985 dubbed him "The Unknown King of Comedy". He graduated from Binghamton University and earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Wisconsin. His dissertation, a study of Depression-era Hollywood films, was published in 1971 by NYU Press under the title We're In the Money: Depression America and Its Films. He wrote James Cagney: The Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars. He wrote the original screenplay (titled Tex X) that served as the basis for Mel Brooks's classic Blazing Saddles, and was among the co-writers who adapted it into its final state. Since then, he has written or co-written the cult classics The In-Laws, Fletch, and Soapdish; written and directed The Freshman, Honeymoon in Vegas and It Could Happen To You; written and produced Striptease with Demi Moore; and directed the Jacqueline Susann biopic Isn't She Great. Bergman has written four novels: The Big Kiss-Off of 1944, Hollywood and LeVine, Tender Is LeVine, and Sleepless Nights. He also wrote the Broadway comedy, Social Security, and Working Title. The Andrew Bergman History Writing Prize is awarded by University of Wisconsin. He lives in New York City with his wife. He has two grown sons. Description above from the Wikipedia article Andrew Bergman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

It Could Happen to You (1994)

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Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Rosie Perez  •  Wendell Pierce

Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Rosie Perez  •  Wendell Pierce

Striptease (1996)

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Armand Assante  •  Ving Rhames

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Armand Assante  •  Ving Rhames

The Freshman (1990)

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After a film student gets his belongings stolen, he meets a mobster bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. Soon, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Penelope Ann Miller

After a film student gets his belongings stolen, he meets a mobster bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. Soon, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Penelope Ann Miller

So Fine (1981)

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Jack Warden  •  Mariangela Melato  •  Richard Kiel

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Jack Warden  •  Mariangela Melato  •  Richard Kiel

Your Studio and You (1995)

A parody of 1950s corporate/industrial films, commissioned by Universal Pictures executives after the studio's purchase by Seagrams, and featuring cameos by many stars and directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Parker
CAST:  Dian Bachar  •  Andrew Bergman  •  James Cameron  •  Shaun Cassidy

A parody of 1950s corporate/industrial films, commissioned by Universal Pictures executives after the studio's purchase by Seagrams, and featuring cameos by many stars and directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trey Parker
CAST:  Dian Bachar  •  Andrew Bergman  •  James Cameron  •  Shaun Cassidy

Isn't She Great (2000)

An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley of the Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a successful promoter who becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Nathan Lane  •  Stockard Channing  •  David Hyde Pierce

An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "The Valley of the Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a successful promoter who becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Nathan Lane  •  Stockard Channing  •  David Hyde Pierce

Back in the Saddle (2001)

The cast of "Blazing Saddles" discusses salient points of the movie and its place in modern culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Gaines
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Andrew Bergman  •  Michael Hertzberg  •  Harvey Korman

The cast of "Blazing Saddles" discusses salient points of the movie and its place in modern culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Gaines
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Andrew Bergman  •  Michael Hertzberg  •  Harvey Korman