One Trick Pony


One Trick Pony

Infobox Film
name = One Trick Pony


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director = Robert M. Young
producer = Michael Tannen
writer = Paul Simon
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starring = Paul Simon
Blair Brown
Rip Torn
music = Paul Simon
cinematography = Dick Bush
editing = Edward Beyer
Barry Malkin
David Ray
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released = 3 October 1980
runtime = 98 min
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0081280

"One Trick Pony" is a 1980 movie starring Paul Simon, it also has a partial soundtrack album of the same name. Simon plays Jonah, a once-popular rock star who has not had a hit in 10 years, and who now opens for punk rock bands. He is trying to record a new album, but faces a number of obstacles, including a trendy but talentless producer, who is trying to convince him to compromise his principles, and an indifferent record company which is pressuring him for something that will sell. He is also trying to restore his relationship with his former wife and his young son.

The movie has been said to be based on experiences Simon's professional and personal life. Walter Fox, the record company executive portrayed by Rip Torn, was rumoured to be based Walter Yentnikoff, who was President of CBS Records, Simon's former label, in the 70s. (Simon went to Warner Bros. Records in 1979 ) The movie also featured the last appearance of the original members of The Lovin' Spoonful, in a simulated TV show appearance.

The song "Late in the Evening," off the film's soundtrack, hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Cast

Actors

*Paul Simon as Jonah
*Blair Brown as Marion
*Rip Torn as Walter Fox
*Joan Hackett as Lonnie Fox
*Allen Garfield as Cal van Damp
*Mare Winningham as Modeena Dandridge
*Michael Pearlman as Matty Levin
*Lou Reed as Steve Kunelian
*Steve Gadd as Danny Duggin
*Eric Gale as Lee-Andrew Parker
*Tony Levin as John Dibatista
*Richard Tee as Clarence Franklin
*Harry Shearer as Bernie Wepner
*Daniel Stern as Hare Krishna

Musicians

*Sam & Dave
*Lovin' Spoonful
*Tiny Tim
*B-52's

External links

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