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Trivia from Play It Again, Sam

  • The movie's alternate title was Aspirins for Three.
  • Movie's tagline: If you're going to take advice - take it from the best.
  • Since the Casablanca reference in the title wasn't immediately clear to audiences in Italy, the name of Woody Allen's character was been changed from Allan to Sam in the Italian release.
  • Movie references in the film include: The Petrified Forest, The Jungle Princess, The Maltese Falcon, Across the Pacific, Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dead Reckoning and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
  • Unlike the typical New York City setting, this movie takes place in San Francisco, California. Filming locations included San Francisco, Sausalito and Stinson Beach, California.
  • Although written by Woody Allen, Play It Again, Sam was directed by Herbert Ross. Ross was best known as one of the last directors of movie musicals, namely 1968's Funny Girl, even after the genre had already faded. The included The Turning Point in 1977, Nijinski in 1980, Pennies from Heaven in 1981 and Footloose in 1984. Ross passed away in 2001 at 74.

Memorable Quotes

    [Trying to be like Bogart.]
    Allan: Sorry I had to slap you around, but you got hysterical when I said "No more."

    Dick: He was always very fussy.
    Allan: Yes, but look at the results.
    Dick: Yes, you never went out.

    Bogart: Somewheres in life you got turned around; it's HER job to smell good for YOU.

    Nancy: My lawyer will call your lawyer.
    Allan: I don't have a lawyer. Have him call my doctor.

    Allan: That's quite a lovely Jackson Pollack, isn't it?
    Museum Girl: Yes, it is.
    Allan: What does it say to you?
    Museum Girl: It restates the negativeness of the universe. The hideous lonely emptiness of existence. Nothingness. The predicament of Man forced to live in a barren, Godless eternity like a tiny flame flickering in an immense void with nothing but waste, horror and degradation, forming a useless bleak straitjacket in a black absurd cosmos.
    Allan: What are you doing Saturday night?
    Museum Girl: Committing suicide.
    Allan: What about Friday night?

    Allan: I wonder if she actually had an orgasm in the two years we were married, or did she fake it that night?

    Allan: Yeah, I get that.
    Linda: What is it, fear or anxiety?
    Allan: Homosexual panic.

    Allan: I had to go to Washington once when I was married, and even though I was the one leaving, I got sick; and when I returned, my wife threw up.

    Allan: No, my parents never got divorced, although I begged them to.

    Nancy: Don't listen to him!
    Bogart: Don't listen to HER!
    Allan: Fellas, we're in a supermarket.
    Bogart: Oh, I've had my face slapped plenty of times.
    Allan: Yeah, but your glasses don't go flying across the room.

    Allan: I have met a lot of dames, but you are REALLY something special.
    Linda: Really?
    Allan: [to Bogart] She bought it!

    Allan: I'll get broads up here like you wouldn't believe: swingers, freaks, nymphomaniacs, dental hygienists.

    Dick: I'll be at 362-9296 for a while; then I'll be at 648-0024 for about fifteen minutes; then I'll be at 752-0420; and then I'll be home, at 621-4598. Yeah, right George, bye-bye.
    Linda: There's a phone booth on the corner. You want me to run downstairs and get the number? You'll be passing it.

    Allan: You want a Fresca with a Darvon?
    Linda: Unless you have apple juice.
    Allan: Apple juice and Darvon is fantastic together!
    Linda: Have you ever had Librium and tomato juice?
    Allan: No, I haven't personally, but another neurotic tells me they're unbelievable.
    Dick: Could I get a coke with nothing in it?

    Allan: I love the rain - it washes memories off the sidewalk of life.

    Allan: If that plane leaves the ground, and you're not on it with him, you'll regret it - maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.
    Linda: That's beautiful!
    Allan: It's from Casablanca; I waited my whole life to say it.

    Allan: I guess the secret's not being you, it's being ME. True, you're not too tall and kind of ugly, but what the hell? I'm short enough and ugly enough to succeed on my own.
    Bogart: Here's looking at you, kid.

    Bogart: I never saw a dame yet that didn't understand a good slap in the mouth or a slug from a .45.

    Allan: I'm so excited, I think I'll brush all my teeth today!

    Dick: Who were these guys?
    Allan: Oh, they said they were hairdressers, hard to believe though.

    Linda: Would you like us to call a doctor?
    Allan: No, no, I could use a 3 foot band-aid.

    Allan: This is a beautiful beach house.
    Linda: Thank you.
    Allan: Yeah, let's burn it down for the insurance money.

    Allan: Here, I got you a present because it's your birthday.
    Linda: How'd you know?
    Allan: Well, you mentioned the date and I remembered because it's the same day my mother had her hysterectomy.

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