Unbeatable Harold

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Unbeatable Harold
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Promotional film poster
Directed by Ari Palitz
Produced byGordon Michaels
Written by Gordon Michaels
Randy Noojin
Starring Gordon Michaels
Nicole DeHuff
Dylan McDermott
Henry Winkler
Gladys Knight
Phyllis Diller
Charles Durning
Music by Michael A. Reagan
CinematographyRobert Hayes
Edited byJason Schmid
Release date
  • March 2006 (2006-03)(HBO Festival)
  • June 12, 2009 (2009-06-12)(United States)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Unbeatable Harold is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Ari Palitz and starring Gordon Michaels, Nicole DeHuff, Henry Winkler, Gladys Knight, Charles Durning, Taryn Manning, Phyllis Diller, Lourdes Benedicto and Dylan McDermott. [1] Based on a play by Randy Noojin, an earlier version of the film was originally shown at film festivals in 2006: at the ISIS theater in Aspen in March 2006, at the HBO Comedy Festival and at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan. In 2008, new scenes were filmed and added, and the film was completely re-edited. A new score composed by Mike Reagan was also added. It was released theatrically in June 2009 in North America.

The movie was released on DVD on February 23, 2010.

This film also marks Nicole DeHuff's final film appearance, before she died in 2005 from pneumonia. Her husband, Ari Palitz, directed the film.

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References

  1. Carlton, Daniel (March 3, 2010). "Unbeatable Harold". DVD Verdict.