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 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1980, Caesar played FBI agent Giuseppe “Joe” Capone in Peter Sellers' last film, THE FIENDISH PLOT OF DR. FU MANCHU. Sellers died two weeks before the film's release.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1981, in his second film with Mel Brooks, Caesar played the Chief Caveman in HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART 1. He was billed 10th.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1982, Caesar reprised his role as Coach Calhoun in GREASE 2.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1984, Caesar played the uncle to Jewish deli owner Elliott Gould in the domestic comedy OVER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.




Also in 1984, Caesar and Foster Brooks had cameo roles as fishermen in the Hal Needham - Burt Reynolds action comedy CANNONBALL RUN II.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

1986 brought a real oddity to Caesar's filmography. STOOGEMANIA was about a man (Josh Mostel) who was obsessed with The Three Stooges, and saw them everywhere he went. Mostel, Caesar, and Melanie Chartoff basically appeared in short film segments that connected clips from some public domain Three Stooges shorts. (The film was not sanctioned by Columbia, the Stooges' home studio).

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1987, Caesar starred as the title character in a live action version of the fairy tale THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES. This was one of nine films in the "Cannon Movie-Tales" series produced by Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan in 1987 and 1988.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

It would be 10 years before Caesar appeared on a theater screen again. He had a bit part (12th billing) in Chevy Chase's 1997 VEGAS VACATION.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1998, Caesar, along with his old pal Howard Morris from "Your Show of Shows," had bit parts in the fantasy THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT, adapted from a story by Ray Bradbury.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Sid Caesar's last two feature film appearances were in documentaries.

2012's LUNCH looked at a group of comic writers, actors, and directors who had gathered together for a bi-weekly lunch and conversation in New York City for 40 years. Caesar was part of that group.




WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL was a 2013 documentary that addressed how modern stand-up comedy began in the Catskill Mountains - a boot camp for the greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

R.I.P. Sid. You were great in "Your Show Of Shows" and "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World". You have given us so much laughter in the past seven decades. first Shirley Temple, then Sid Caesar. What's the world coming to?

...and now Ralph Waite!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The next year, Caesar appeared in AIRPORT 1975, in which he played a semi-dramatic part, as one of the passengers on the ill-fated flight.

From Mad's satire "Airplot 1975":

Passenger: "Why, Sid Caesar! What are you doing in a dramatic movie?"
Sid: "What dramatic movie? This is the funniest movie I've ever made!"

 
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