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A feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching TV, is sent out into the real world when his employer dies. Equipped with his prize possession, his remote control unit, the gardener unwittingly enters the world of politics and is welcomed as a mysterious sage. Sellers is wonderful in this satiric treat adapted by Jerzy Kosinski from his novel.

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on Running time 130 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Satire & Parody, Politics, Mistaken Identity, Savants, Stupid Is...
Screenplay
Jerzy Kosinski
Cast
Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart
Cinematography
Caleb Deschanel
Director
Hal Ashby
Music
Johnny Mandel
Other
Don Zimmerman
Producer
Andrew Braunsberg Productions Lorimar Prods

Awards

Oscars 1979: Support. Actor (Douglas); Golden Globes 1980: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Sellers), Support. Actor (Douglas); L.A. Film Critics 1979: Support. Actor (Douglas); Natl. Bd. of Review 1979: Actor (Sellers); N.Y. Film Critics 1979: Support. Actor (Douglas); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1979: Cinematog.; Writers Guild 1979: Adapt. Screenplay.

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