Secret Movie Details

Being There

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Rated: 8
Run time: 130 min
Director: Hal Ashby
Actors: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Ruth Attaway, David Clennon, Fran Brill, Denise DuBarry, Oteil Burbridge, Ravenell Keller III, Brian Corrigan, Alfie Brown, Don Jacob, Ernest McClure, Kenneth Patterson, Richard Venture, Arthur Grundy, W.C. 'Mutt' Burton, Henry B. Dawkins, Georgine Hall, Nell P. Leaman, Villa Mae P. Barkley, Alice Hirson, James Noble, Timothy Shaner, William F. Williams, Bill Dance, Jim Aar, William Lubin, Gerald C. McNabb Jr., Hoyt Clark Harris Jr., Ned Wilson, Stanley Grover, John Harkins, Katherine De Hetre, William Larsen, Jerome Hellman, Arthur Rosenberg, Sam Weisman, Fredric Lehne, Gwen Humble, Laurie Jefferson, Allen Williams, Janet Meshad, Paul Marin, Melendy Britt, Hanna Hertelendy, Elya Baskin, Than Wyenn, Richard McKenzie, Sandy Ward, Danna Hansen, Mitch Kreindel, Richard Seff, Terrence Currier, Leon Greenberg, Austin Hay, Mark Hammer, Maurice Copeland, Hal Ashby, Basil Hoffman, Jerry Jensen, Alex
Year: 1979

SYNOPSIS

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman (Eve) and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider. Written by Scott Renshaw