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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

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Richard Shepard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cazale ... Fredo Corleone / Stan / Sal / Stan (archive footage)
Steve Buscemi ... Himself
Sam Rockwell ... Himself
Al Pacino ... Himself
Meryl Streep ... Herself
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself
Richard Shepard ... Himself
Fred Roos ... Himself
Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself
Richard Dreyfuss ... Himself
Brett Ratner ... Himself
Sidney Lumet ... Himself
Olympia Dukakis ... Herself
Robyn Goodman Robyn Goodman ... Herself
Israel Horovitz Israel Horovitz ... Himself
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John Cazale was in only five films - The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather, Part Two, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter - each was nominated for Best Picture. Yet today most people don't even know his name. I KNEW IT WAS YOU is a fresh tour through movies that defined a generation. Written by Reiss, Stacey

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Conheço Este Cara - A História de John Cazale See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Michael Cimino was approached to be interviewed in this documentary, but turned said offer down. See more »

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Steve Buscemi tells a brief anecdote. See more »

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References Lost in Translation (2003) See more »

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Too short--in all regards
18 September 2017 | by zacknaboSee all my reviews

It is good that this picture exists. Don't get me wrong. John Cazale was one of the purest "character" actors of his generation. But Cazale is due something much longer and more comprehensive than the mere 40 minutes he is allotted here. It covers just enough in 40 minutes but it will undoubtedly leave any viewer wanting more--quite a parallel to a fantastic life and career cut short.


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