Watch Nickelodeon

"Dreams. 5 cents."
  • PG
  • 1976
  • 2 hr 1 min
  • 6.2  (2,632)
  • 52

Nickelodeon is a 1976 American period comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The film stars Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, and Tatum O'Neal, and tells the story of two former silent film stars who team up to make a comeback in the talkies era of the 1930s. The movie begins with Leo Harrigan (Ryan O'Neal), a former vaudeville performer turned silent film actor, who is now broke and out of work. He meets a young director named Buck Greenway (Burt Reynolds), who has just arrived in Hollywood with dreams of making it big. Leo convinces Buck to hire him as his leading man and he sets out to make his comeback in the talkies era.

Together, Buck and Leo embark on a journey to make a movie that they hope will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Along the way, they face several challenges and obstacles, including the arrival of Leo's estranged wife, Kathleen Cooke (Tatum O'Neal), who is also a former actress and now a successful screenwriter.

As they struggle to make their movie, the three characters find themselves caught up in a love triangle, with Buck falling for Kathleen, who is still in love with Leo. Their personal lives and conflicts are played out against the backdrop of the rapidly changing film industry, where talkies are starting to replace silent films.

Nickelodeon's portrayal of the early days of Hollywood is both humorous and poignant. The film captures the nostalgia and glamour of the silent era, while also highlighting the challenges faced by actors and filmmakers during the transition to sound. The witty script and talented cast also make for an entertaining movie that keeps the viewer engaged throughout.

Ryan O'Neal delivers a commendable performance as Leo, the down-on-his-luck actor, who is both charming and vulnerable. Burt Reynolds, too, shines as the ambitious but inexperienced director, whose passion for filmmaking is infectious. Tatum O'Neal brings her own brand of energy to the film, with her portrayal of a savvy screenwriter who is not afraid to speak her mind.

The film also features a number of cameo appearances by real-life Hollywood personalities, including John Ritter, Stella Stevens, and Brian Keith, who add to the film's authenticity and appeal.

Overall, Nickelodeon is a charming and nostalgic comedy-drama that takes the viewer on a journey through the early days of Hollywood. With its talented cast, witty script, and engaging storyline, it is a movie that is sure to please both film buffs and casual viewers alike.

Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 1 minute. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 52.

Where to Watch Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Nickelodeon for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    2 hr 1 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (2,632)
  • Metascore