DirectorMaurice Phillips Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateJuly 26, 1991 (1991-07-26) CastRichard Pryor (Eddie Dash), Gene Wilder (George / Abe Fielding), Mercedes Ruehl (Elaine), Stephen Lang (Dibbs), Vanessa Williams (Gloria), Peter Michael Goetz (Therapist) Similar moviesMatchstick Men, The Sting, The Man Who Wasn't There, Nice Dreams, Things Are Tough All Over, I Love You Phillip Morris
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Another You is a 1991 American comedy film directed by Maurice Phillips. It was the final film featuring the pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Co-stars included Mercedes Ruehl, Vanessa Williams and Kevin Pollak.
George, a former mental patient and pathological liar, is released from the hospital. He is quickly, purposefully mistaken for millionaire brewery heir Abe Fielding by a troupe of actors hired by Rupert Dibbs, an unscrupulous business manager. Rupert needs George to believe he is Fielding in order to kill him off and inherit the Fielding Brewery and family fortune.
Eddie Dash, a con man, tenuously befriends George due to a community service assignment. He attempts at first to capitalize on George's mistaken identity, but after being pressured by Rupert into killing George for profit, turns the tables on Rupert and helps George fake his death, only to come back to the land of the living and inheriting both the brewery and the Fielding fortune instead.
Along the way, Eddie and George turn two of Rupert's female associates into allies and partners, while getting themselves into plenty of comical chaos.
Richard Pryor as Eddie Dash
Gene Wilder as George / Abe Fielding
Mercedes Ruehl as Elaine / Mimi Kravitz
Stephen Lang as Rupert Dibbs
Vanessa Williams as Gloria
Vincent Schiavelli as Dentist
Craig Richard Nelson as Walt
Andy Summers as Bandleader
The film was released four years after Pryor revealed that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and his physical deterioration is evident in this film.
Peter Bogdanovich was the original director, but he was replaced after five weeks of shooting in New York.The film was shot instead in Los Angeles. None of Bogdanovich's footage was used.
Pryor later said he "got personally and professionally f__cked on that film. They fired the director and hired another ego. I was told I wasn't going to have to reshoot scenes but the new ego had me do it anyway. That's when I discovered things weren't going well for me professionally."
Another You was a critical and box office failure. It ranks among the top ten widely released films for having the biggest second weekend drop at the box office, dropping 78.1% from $1,537,965 to $334,836. The film currently has a 11% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 15 reviews.