Buddy Buddy (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

Buddy Buddy (1981)



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Movie Info

A would-be suicide finds himself continually crossing paths with a professional assassin.


Jack Lemmon
as Victor Clooney
Paula Prentiss
as Celia Clooney
Klaus Kinski
as Dr. Hugo Zuckerbrot
Dana Elcar
as Captain Hubris
Miles Chapin
as Eddie, the Bellhop
Michael Ensign
as Assistant Hotel Manager
Joan Shawlee
as Receptionist
Fil Formicola
as Rudy `Disco' Gambola
C.J. Hunt
as Kowalski
Bette Raya
as Mexican Maid
Ronnie Sperling
as Hippie Husband
Suzie Galler
as Pregnant Wife
John Schubeck
as Newscaster
Ed Begley Jr.
as Lieutenant #1
Frank Farmer
as Lieutenant No. 2
Tom Kindle
as Highway Patrolman #1
Neile Adams
as Saleswoman
Neile McQueen
as Saleswoman
Myrna Dell
as Cashier
Gene Price
as News Announcer
Ben Lessy
as Barney Pritzig
Gary Allen
as Man in Robe
Frances Bay
as Female Patient
Dean Bruce
as Policeman
Rod Gist
as Policeman
Archie Lang
as Reporter #2
Steve Hirshon
as Policeman
Frank Dent
as Reporter #4
Pat Bishop
as Native
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Critic Reviews for Buddy Buddy

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

A certain lack of care and even thought permeate the effort, from script to casting to execution.

October 16, 2019 | Full Review…

There is some byplay with doubles, disguises and mistaken identity, but the rest is all bland Panavision, dreary back projection, and laboured dialogue.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This movie is appalling. It made me want to rub my eyes.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Slight but irresistible.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Instead of the sentimental cop-out that usually closes his films, Wilder has isolated an impossibly tiny center of real value and belief, an optimism that is extremely moving in its microscopic dimensions.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The friendly collaboration between the three men transcends the images and communicates to the public a relaxed, entertaining, and cordial atmosphere. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 21, 2019 | Full Review…

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