skip navigation
Being There

Being There(1979)

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here

Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (0)

DVDs from TCM Shop

Being There Political pundits mistake an... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now


  • Every contract that Peter Sellers signs includes a clause which stipulates that his accommodation must have the bed facing East-West. Chance says: "I like to sleep with my head facing North". The attorney he's with says "But this bed is facing west!"
  • In different versions, the credits are either shown over retakes of Chance saying a line that was not in the movie, or (for TV and video) shown over TV white noise.
  • Henry Dawkins, who plays Billings-the X-Ray Technician, really was an X-Ray Technician. He was the head of the Radiology Department at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (in Asheville, North Carolina, one of the shooting locations of this film) in the early 1990's.
  • Despite Sellers' repeated requests, the producers would not remove the out-takes from the version they submitted to Cannes.
  • Peter Sellers patterned the voice for Chance the gardener after his idol, Stan Laurel.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute