Being There

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Year:
1979
Running time:
130 minutes
Studio:
Warner
Territory:
International
Directed by:
Hal Ashby
Starring:
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Basehart
Digital Cinema
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Description

Peter Sellers triumphs in his classic performance as an illiterate gardener who is hilariously catapulted into the fast lane of political power. Shirley MacLaine and Academy Award winner Melvyn Douglas co-star.


A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.


After a run-in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman (MacLaine) and her husband Ben (Douglas), an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider.

Genre

Drama

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