Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1979)





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Six recently divorced males gather 'round a restaurant table and talk about their past lives and their recently failed marriages while trying to piece their lives back together. This drama is somewhat interesting for presenting the topic of life after a divorce from a man's point of view. (And yes, Neil Sedaka sings the smash title song over the final credits - so don't change that dial!) Originally made for television, and broadcast on ABC in two parts - one on Wed., Sep. 5, 1979, and one on Friday, Sep. 7, 1979 -- this film was reissued on video about ten years later to capitalize on Billy Crystal's growing fame. When it arrived on home video, the picture received its first MPAA rating (R) and was edited down from its original running time of 150 minutes to 96 minutes.


Bonnie Franklin
as Gail Tobin
Angela Lee
as Connie Freed
Billy Crystal
as Danny Doyle
Jeff Conaway
as Roy Fletcher
Joey Nagy
as Kevin Doyle
Robert Conrad
as Frank Scapa
Tony Musante
as Sal Falcone
David Ogden Stiers
as Howard Freed
Jean Le Bouvier
as Laura's Mother
Lisa Lambert
as Coops McCann
William Wheatley
as Dr. Lehigh
Susan Sullivan
as Diane Sealey
Kimberly Woodward
as Becky Fletcher
Fred Sadoff
as Lou Hecksher
Trish Stewart
as Leslie Toland
Barrie Youngfellow
as Jan Fletcher
Walt Davis
as TV Director
Jim Antonio
as Dr. Zowicki
Michael P. Alan
as Danny Doyle Jr.
Kevin Brando
as Bruce Freed
Ted Bessel
as Pete McCann
Lane Bradbury
as Ruth Doyle
Marcy Hanson
as Francie
Elaine Giftos
as Tina Scapa
Leigh Hamilton
as Gloria Freed
Bridget Hanley
as Laura McCann
Lee Duncan
as TV Film Editor
Walker Edmiston
as Laura's Father
Mel Gallagher
as Maitre D'
Frances Fong
as Nurse Grant
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