Being There | 1979

Comedy
Until his employer died, a simple-minded man named Chance had worked his entire life as a gardener in Washington, D.C., totally sheltered within house and garden, his only knowledge of the outside world coming from ...more
Director: Hal Ashby
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 8 wins & 8 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Chance

Actor

... Eve Rand

Actor

... Benjamin Rand

Actor

... President

Actor

... Dr Robert Allenby

Actor

... Vladimir Skrapinov

Actor

... Louise

Actor

... Thomas Franklin

Actor

... Sally Hayes

Actor

... Johanna Franklin

Actor

... Lolo--Boy on Corner

Actor

... Abbaz--Kid with Knife

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

Company

CIP Filmproduktions

Production Company

Europaische Trehand

Production Company

Lorimar Film Entertainment

Production Company

Northstar International

Production Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

Production Company

Synopsis

Until his employer died, a simple-minded man named Chance had worked his entire life as a gardener in Washington, D.C., totally sheltered within house and garden, his only knowledge of the outside world coming from television. Out on the street, Chance is hit by the limousine of an influential businessman's wife, who takes him home as a guest. When Chance's references from television and to his garden are taken as metaphors, he is assumed to be a great thinker and becomes a Washington insider.

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