For those who don't know, the romantic science fiction cult classic Somewhere In Time from 1980, shot predominately on Mackinac Island, features a bit speaking part for none other than Don Melvoin (Deputy Don and Count Zappula of '70s-'80s Northern Michigan local television). He's a blustery character ordering up "twenty dozen select jumbo oysters" to the waiter in the crowded dining room scene at the Grand Hotel.
If you already knew this, forgive the intrusion, I didn't know!
Something else I didn't know -- actors William H. Macy and George Wendt (Norm on Cheers!) are in the crowd in the opening post-party scene. I barely recognized a young Macy, but he can be seen when the old Elise McKenna walks slowly toward Christopher Reeve. In another shot, Wendt has his back to the camera in the background and we never see his face, but his heavyset physical appearance is quite evident, partially concealed by a stage prop window frame. Hey, ya gotta start somewhere!
All three are listed in the end credits.
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