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Better Late Than Never (1979)

Harry Landers is a feisty senior citizen who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home run by a dour Ms. Davis, in which Harry leads a revolt by the other goated senior ... See full summary »

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Richard Crenna

Writers:

John Carpenter, Robert Stitzel (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harold Gould ... Harry Landers
Strother Martin ... J.D. Ashcroft
Tyne Daly ... Ms. Davis
Harry Morgan ... Mr. Scott
Marjorie Bennett ... Marjorie Crane
Victor Buono ... Dr. Zoltan Polos
George Gobel ... Captain Taylor
Jeanette Nolan ... Lavinia Leventhal
Donald Pleasence ... Colonel Riddle
Larry Storch ... Sheriff
Lou Jacobi ... Milton Cohen
Paula Trueman ... Alke Elam
William Bogert ... Rapist
Joyce Bulifant ... Jean Wallace
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... (as Woodrow Chambliss)
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Harry Landers is a feisty senior citizen who refuses to abide by the rules in a stodgy retirement home run by a dour Ms. Davis, in which Harry leads a revolt by the other goated senior citizen residents against the establishment. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bättre sent än aldrig See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Towards the end of the movie a group of the old folks run off to an old abandoned town. The town used for the movie is the very same Paramount Ranch Western town where two of the actors, Jeanette Nolan and Strother Martin, co-starred with Earl Holliman twenty years earlier in the Western series Hotel de Paree, which filmed exteriors at Paramount Ranch. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ms. Davis: Damn you, Harry Landers!
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Soundtracks

You're Never Too Young
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
Sung by Fred Astaire
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Pure Escapist Fun w/ Underdog Sentiments
20 September 2005 | by riverheadestelleSee all my reviews

It wasn't often that you saw a movie where the rebellious types were a bunch of senior citizens - considering society's attitude about old people. This was a fun movie to watch with a bit of tragedy thrown in. It surprises me that John Carpenter, of all people, was one of the writers! One doesn't think of him as doing light-hearted fare. In any case, they don't show this one too often, if at all, on TV anymore, and it was done in the early 80's! Larry Storch is funny in the role of the exasperated sheriff who always seems to be caught in the middle between Mrs. Davis (Tyne Daly) and her crusty charges at the nursing home. I only saw this once, and it just seemed to have disappeared.


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