After a heart attack, Abbie Polin, a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe, who works in Hollywood as the “king of the extras.” Their relationship has been strained for several years.
Lisa, the romantic interest in Abbie’s life, also comes for a visit and bonds with Abe, who gets along famously with everyone but his son. Abe begins having memory loss and eventually is diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. He and his son grow closer in time and, before it’s too late, Abbie tries to get Abe a speaking role in a film.
Memories of Me is a 1988 film by director Henry Winkler, starring Billy Crystal, Alan King, and JoBeth Williams. This was the first movie directed by Winkler, and much of it was filmed inside the MGM Studios in Culver City, California, only a few miles from Hollywood.
Memories of Me (1988)
Directed by: Henry Winkler
Starring: Billy Crystal, Alan King, JoBeth Williams, Janet Carroll, David Ackroyd, Phil Fondacaro, Robert Pastorelli, Sheryl Bernstein, Peter Elbling, Larry Cedar
Screenplay by: Eric Roth, Billy Crystal
Production Design by: William J. Cassidy
Cinematography by: Andrew Dintenfass
Film Editing by: Peter E. Berger
Set Decoration by: Sam Gross
Art Direction by: Russell J. Smith
Music by: Georges Delerue
Distributed by: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, United Artists
Release Date: October 7, 1988