PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
The film was released six years after it source stage play had been first performed. The play was based on Helene Hanff's 1970 book.
Businessman on plane:
Your first trip to London?
Helene Hanff: Yes.
Businessman on plane: You want a word of advice? Don't trust the cab drivers; they'll take you five miles to go three blocks... and, uh, don't waste your time looking at a street map. Nobody can find their way around London - not even ...
Helene Hanff: ...
In a street-shot near the funeral, there is a view of some houses with UHF TV aerials, though UHF TV broadcasting did not start in the UK until the mid 1960's.
The production teams in New York and London were almost completely separate, and the closing credits reflect this: in front of a split screen showing Helene in New York and Frank in London, the crews for the two cities scroll side by side. In most cases the same jobs are shown in both columns, and the job titles are then shown in the center.
$24,350 (USA) (16 February 1987)