The Prisoner of Second Avenue

80
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1975
  • Running time: 98 min
Mel Edison, a soon-to-be-unemployed advertising executive, is driven to the brink of a nervous breakdown by New York City living. In an attempt to escape from a garbage strike, nosy neighbors and an unreliable air conditioner in the middle of a heat... read more
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Mel Edison, a soon-to-be-unemployed advertising executive, is driven to the brink of a nervous breakdown by New York City living. In an attempt to escape from a garbage strike, nosy neighbors and an unreliable air conditioner in the middle of a heat wave, Mel and his long-suffering wife Edna visit his brother in the country. Unfortunately, the dark cloud of tribulation seems to follow Mel in this comic nightmare.

Original Release

03/14/1975

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Cast

Directors

Melvin Frank

Writers

Neil Simon

Cast

Anne Bancroft Edna Edison
Elizabeth Wilson Pauline
F. Murray Abraham Taxi Driver
Gene Saks Harry Edison
Jack Lemmon Mel Edison
Sylvester Stallone Youth in Park
Florence Stanley Pearl
Maxine Stuart Belle
Ed Peck Man Upstairs
Gene Blakely Charlie
Ivor Francis Psychiatrist
Stack Pierce Detective
Patricia Marshall Woman Upstairs
Dee Carroll Helen
Ketty Lester Unemployment Clerk
M. Emmet Walsh Joe - Doorman
Gary Owens
James McCallion Mr. Cooperman
Fat Thomas Bus Driver
Arlen Stuart Elevator Passenger

Producers

Editors

Bob Wyman

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