Being There (1979)A very clever satire. A gardener who has spent his entire life on a walled in estate is thrown out into the streets of Washington D.C. His inane pronouncements, based totally on viewing the world only through television, are treated as profound philosophical statements. It took Peter Sellers about eight years to get this film made. "That's me", he said referring to the main character.
Directed by: Hal Ashby
The cast includes: Peter Sellers (Chance the Gardener (''Chauncey Gardner'')), Shirley MacLaine (Eve Rand), Melvyn Douglas (Benjamin Turnbull Rand), Jack Warden (President ''Bobby'')
Also known as: Chance
MPAA rating: , Running time: 130 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Forrest Gump (1994)