Rich and Famous (1981)

Rich and Famous
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 57mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords competition, friendship, writer
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
William J Saracino Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
Harry V Lojewski Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000003
Georges Delerue Music n/a 120781 8000001
Bob Ramae Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
John F Burnett Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kid Wesley Song ("Take Me For a Buggy Ride") 120859 8000004
Sox Wilson Song ("Take Me For a Buggy Ride") 120859 8000005
Willie Nelson Song Performer ("On the Sunny Side of the Street") 120788 8000009
Jan Scott Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Bessie Smith Song Performer ("Take Me For a Buggy Ride") 120788 8000008
Dorothy Fields Song ("On the Sunny Side of the Street") 120859 8000007
Jimmy McHugh Song ("On the Sunny Side of the Street") 120859 8000006
Craig DiBona Camera Operator (New York) 239 6000005
Dan Lerner Camera Operator (New York) 239 6000004
Paul Pav Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Peter McIntosh Location Manager (New York) 193 5000008
Joseph Reidy Assistant Director (New York) 163 5000006
B Thomas Seidman Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
James Quinn Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000009
Florence Nerlinger Production Coordinator (New York) 162 5000010
Nick McLean Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Peter Eco Director of Photography (New York) 120780 6000002
Don Peterman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Sandy Lawrence Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000011
James A Taylor Set Decorator (New York exteriors) 165 9000002
Don Remacle Set Decorator n/a 165 9000003
Michael J Kohut Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Jay M Harding Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Charles Darin Knight Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Edward Ternes Makeup n/a 353 13000008
Gary Liddiard Makeup n/a 353 13000007
Frank W Reale Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Paul Hochman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Amy Kastens Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
David Moll Props n/a 120817 24000001
Larry Roberts Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Jerry King Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Dione Taylor Hair hairstyles 120794 13000006
Candida Conery Hair hairstyles 120794 13000005
Mike Fenton Casting (Los Angeles) 179 10000001
Jane Feinberg Casting (Los Angeles) 179 10000002
Fred Harpman Art Director art direction 183 9000006
Daniel Robert Set Decorator (New York) 165 9000005
Alan Hicks Set Decorator (New York) 165 9000004
Howard Feuer Casting (New York) 179 10000003
Jeremy Ritzer Casting (New York) 179 10000004
Peggy Thorin Costume Supervisor (women) 120895 13000004
Paula Cain Costume Supervisor (women) 120895 13000003
Bruce Ericksen Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Theoni V Aldredge Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Bill Badalato Unit Production Manager (New York) 182 5000003
Dennis E Jones Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000002
Haley Fox Actor Max's Daughter 1 1000018
Fay Kanin Actor Professor Fields 1 1000019
Damion Sheller Actor Max's Son 1 1000017
Ann Risley Actor Max's Wife 1 1000016
Michael Brandon Actor Max 1 1000015
Tara Simpson Actor Stewardess 1 1000020
Herb Graham Actor Waiter 1 1000021
Herb Bress Actor Hallway Waiter 1 1000025
Alan Berliner Actor Photographer 1 1000026
John Perkins Actor Limo Driver 1 1000024
William G Schilling Actor Waldorf Astoria Doorman 1 1000023
Charlotte Moore Actor Cartier Clerk 1 1000022
Allan Warnick Actor Desk Clerk 1 1000014
Cheryl Robinson Actor UCLA Voice 1 1000013
Steven Hill Actor Jules Levi 1 1000005
Meg Ryan Actor Debby--age 18 1 1000006
Hart Bochner Actor Chris Adams 1 1000004
David Selby Actor Doug Blake 1 1000003
Candice Bergen Actor Merry Noel Blake 1 1000002
Matt Lattanzi Actor Jim 1 1000007
Daniel Faraldo Actor Ginger Trinidad 1 1000008
Cloyce Morrow Actor Martha Antilles 1 1000012
Kres Mersky Actor Judy Heller 1 1000011
Joe Moross Actor Martin Fornam 1 1000010
Nicole Eggert Actor Debby--age 8 1 1000009
Don Bachardy Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000027
Ruth Conte Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000028
Oliver Hailey Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000045
Randal Kleiser Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000046
Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000044
Nina Foch Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000043
Michael Dewell Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000042
Gavin Lambert Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000047
George Cukor Director n/a 2 2000001
Ira Loonstein Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
John Van Druten Play as Source Material ("Old Acquaintance") 120972 4000002
Gerald Ayres Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
William Allyn Producer n/a 3 3000001
Frank de felitta Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000041
Gwen Davis Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000040
Paul Morrissey Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000032
Jennifer Nairn-Smith Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000033
Pola Miller Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000031
Christopher Isherwood Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000030
Marsha Hunt Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000029
Karen Somerville Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000034
Roger Vadim Actor Malibu Party Guest 1 1000035
Ellen Brill Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000039
Ray Bradbury Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000038
Frances Bergen Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000037
Sandra Smith Allyn Actor Literary Party Guest 1 1000036
Jacqueline Bisset Actor Liz Hamilton 1 1000001
Synopsis
Close friends Liz and Merry met as freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s. After college, Liz became a successful and respected novelist and Merry got married and had a family. In spite of her happiness as a wife and mother, Merry had aways envied Liz's exciting career, so she writes a book herself. With Liz's help, Merry gets a publisher for her trashy novel, which does not get many good reviews, but becomes a huge best-seller, suddenly making Merry richer and more famous than Liz. This causes a jealous rift between the old friends and marriage problems for Merry.