NYC dress manufacturer Jack (Warden) is in debt to loan shark "Mr Eddie" (Kiel), who tells him that Jack's son Bobby (O'Neal) must join the firm as "new blood", despite Bobby's complete lack of knowledge of the dress business, and current career as a Professor of American Literature at a small liberal arts college. Kidnapped by two of Eddie's goons, Bobby is forced to come back to the city and join his father's business. Bobby complicates matters by falling in love with Mr Eddie's neglected wife, the cultured Lira (Melato). After a late-night tryst at the home of Eddie and Lira, Bobby accidentally invents the solution to his father's problem: see-through denim blue jeans with strategically placed holes in the rear that expose one's backside. The fickle public goes crazy over the "sexy" new style. "Fine Fashions" repays its debt to Eddie, and Bobby goes back to his college. However, Lira follows him, and Eddie finds out about them and heads to the school in a murderous rage. Jack follows anxiously, and the last quarter of the film involves Lira stepping in for an ill singer to perform the role of Desdemona in the school's version of the opera Otello. Eddie knocks out the male lead and himself takes the role of Othello. Jack and Bobby then do their best to stay alive while trying to protect Lira from her jealous husband.

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So Fine (1981)

R

Comedy · 1h 30m · 9/25/1981

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NYC dress manufacturer Jack (Warden) is in debt to loan shark "Mr Eddie" (Kiel), who tells him that Jack's son Bobby (O'Neal) must join the firm as "new blood", despite Bobby's complete lack of knowledge of the dress business, and current career as a Professor of American Literature at a small liberal arts college. Kidnapped by two of Eddie's goons, Bobby is forced to come back to the city and join his father's business. Bobby complicates matters by falling in love with Mr Eddie's neglected wife, the cultured Lira (Melato). After a late-night tryst at the home of Eddie and Lira, Bobby accidentally invents the solution to his father's problem: see-through denim blue jeans with strategically placed holes in the rear that expose one's backside. The fickle public goes crazy over the "sexy" new style. "Fine Fashions" repays its debt to Eddie, and Bobby goes back to his college. However, Lira follows him, and Eddie finds out about them and heads to the school in a murderous rage. Jack follows anxiously, and the last quarter of the film involves Lira stepping in for an ill singer to perform the role of Desdemona in the school's version of the opera Otello. Eddie knocks out the male lead and himself takes the role of Othello. Jack and Bobby then do their best to stay alive while trying to protect Lira from her jealous husband.

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Status

Released

Country

United States

Budget

$98,000,000
Cast
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Suzanne Accosta

So Fine Girl
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Donna Bailey

So Fine Girl
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Judith Cohen

Renata Canneloni
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Todd Isaacson

Assistant Stage Manager
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Adam Stolarsky

Enzo Di Renzi
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Jane Cullen

So Fine Girl
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Barbara Langlois

So Fine Girl
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Jolina Mitchell-Collins

So Fine Girl
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Barbara Hess

So Fine Girl
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Gigi Gaubert

So Fine Girl
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Denise Gauthier

So Fine Girl
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Abigail Clayton

Nun (as Gail Lawrence)
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Martha Gaylord

Texas Buyer
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Hyla Marrow

Nun
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Randy Jones

Campus Cop
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Christopher Loomis

Campus Cop
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Bernie McInerney

St. Paul Buyer
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Pierre Epstein

Prompter
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Tony Aylward

Stage Manager
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Jim Jansen

Conductor
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Alan Leach

Buyer in Lobby
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Pamela Lewis

Buyer in Lobby
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Toni Moon

So Fine Girl
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Anita Morris

So Fine Dancer
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Darcy Phieffer

So Fine Dancer
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P.J. Mann

So Fine Dancer
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Christine Kellogg

So Fine Dancer (as Chris Kellogg)
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Paula Lynn

So Fine Dancer
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Nancy Salis

So Fine Dancer
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Deborah Burley

So Fine Girl (uncredited)
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Richard D'Alessandro

Stagehand (uncredited)
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Cyb Barnstable

Model (uncredited)
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Loida Santos

So Fine Dancer
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Terri Treas

So Fine Dancer
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Christine Busini

So Fine Dancer
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Terry Calloway

So Fine Dancer
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Claudia Asbury

So Fine Dancer
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Lisa Parker

So Fine Girl
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Collette Steg

So Fine Girl
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Eileen Casey

So Fine Dancer
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Barbara Hanks

So Fine Dancer
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Angelique Ilo

So Fine Dancer
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Penny Fekany

So Fine Dancer
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Nancy Dalton

So Fine Dancer
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Mercedes Ellington

So Fine Dancer
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Lois De Banzie

Waitress in House of Pancakes
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Rick Lieberman

Rick
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Irving Metzman

Accountant
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Bruce Millholland

Sir Alec
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Merwin Goldsmith

Dave
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Tony Sirico

Associate of Mr. Eddie (as Anthony Sirico Jr.)
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Dick Boccelli

Lino
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Lydia Laurans

Manicurist
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Bill Luhrs

Gas Station Attendant
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Michael LaGuardia

Associate of Mr. Eddie
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Chip Zien

Wise Guy in Disco
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Richard Kiel

Eddie
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Fred Gwynne

Chairman Lincoln
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Mariangela Melato

Lira
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Ryan O'Neal

Bobby Fine
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Jack Warden

Jack
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Mike Kellin

Sam Schlotzman
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Michael Lombard

Jay Augustine
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Jessica James

Vicki
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Angela Pietropinto

Sylvia
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David Rounds

Professor McCarthy
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Joel Stedman

Professor Yarnell
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Margaret Hall

Saleslady at Bergdorf's
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John Eric Bentley

Elevator Starter (as John Bentley)
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Herb Schlein

Delivery Boy
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Joseph Ilardi

Gus Trikonopolis
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Maria Tai

Seamstress
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Beda Elliot

Seamstress
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Alma Cuervo

Professor Adler
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Webster Whinery

Boy in Volkswagon
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Katherine B. Flusk

Girl in Volkswagon
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P.K. Fields

Coed in Office
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John Stockwell

Jim Sterling
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Beverly May

Mrs. Lincoln
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Danny Kwan

Asian Man #2
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Paul B. Price

Man in Towel
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James Hong

Asian Man #1
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Sally-Jane Heit

Shopper at Bergdorf's
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Henry Lawrence

Security Guard at Bergdorf's
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Tyra Ferrell

Receptionist
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Jerome Bynder

Sy
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Hy Mencher

Hy
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Sophie Schwab

Sophie
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Joseph Montabo

Shipping Clerk
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Jose Machado

Shipping Clerk
Crew
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Andrew Bergman

Writer
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Andrew Bergman

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

So Fine

(DVD)

2/24/2010

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