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Younger and Younger (1993)

A strange man owns a self-storage facility and lives in a reality of his own, until reality comes crashing down.

Director:

Percy Adlon

Writers:

Percy Adlon, Felix O. Adlon (as Felix Adlon)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Jonathan Younger
Lolita Davidovich ... Penny
Brendan Fraser ... Winston Younger
Sally Kellerman ... ZigZag Lilian
Julie Delpy ... Melodie
Linda Hunt ... Frances
Pit Krüger Pit Krüger ... Roger
Nicholas Gunn Nicholas Gunn ... Benjamin
Erick Weiss Erick Weiss ... Milos
Concetta D'Agnese Concetta D'Agnese ... Sue (as Connie Danese)
Jay Brooks Jay Brooks ... Jay
Sabine Weber Sabine Weber ... Honey
Milton Clark Jr. Milton Clark Jr. ... Aron
Davida Williams ... Sonja
Ellen Blake Ellen Blake ... Sally
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Storyline

Jonathan Younger, a slick, cool and flashy owner of a self-storage business loves two things the most. His job - and female customers. His hardworking common-looking wife and business partner Penny does not approve of this at all and even fantasizes about killing him. One day, after flirting with a pretty customer, Jonathan hits a huge Wurlitzer organ (musical instrument) which releases a thundering sound that terrifies unsuspecting Penny and she instantly dies from a heart attack. Jonathan and his son Winston must now run their business together. Winston wants things to work, but series of quirky and annoying customers brings him to the edge of sanity. Meanwhile, Jonathan starts seeing Penny's ghost, but the more he sees her, the hotter and younger she looks. She is also as flirtatious as ever, so he falls in love with her all over again. Will Winston manage to save their business or will he completely lose it? Is Jonathan really seeing Penny or is he losing his mind completely?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Escrito nas Estrelas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Kushner-Locke Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Delightful bit of whimsy!
1 January 2001 | by g.a.tynesSee all my reviews

Found this sleeper on the video shelf a couple of years ago and loved it. Saw it again recently and still enjoyed it. An eccentric film, not for your average vegetable brained young movie viewer. There is no action, no sex (well, not really), just an absorbing story that rolls out in a leisurely fashion, gradually pulling the viewer into this unique locale. Sutherland, Davidovitch and even Kellerman are wonderful. Sutherland must have been delighted to find this role and he made the most of it. Again, not for everyone, but an intriguing trip into a world most of us will never know, but might like to.


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