Great Performances (1971– )
7.0/10
171
4 user 1 critic

Uncommon Women... and Others 

While at an impromptu reunion lunch, five women reminisce and relive their college days at Mount Holyoke, and weigh their goals and aspirations against their lives.

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Kate Quin
Ann McDonough ...
Samantha Stewart
Alma Cuervo ...
Holly Kaplan
Ellen Parker ...
Muffet DiNicola
...
Rita Altabel
Josephine Nichols ...
Mrs. Plumm
Cynthia Herman ...
Susie Friend
...
Leilah
...
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

While at an impromptu reunion lunch, five women reminisce and relive their college days at Mount Holyoke, and weigh their goals and aspirations against their lives.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 June 1979 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original stage cast reprised their roles except for Glenn Close. Meryl Streep went on to take over her role of Leilah. See more »

Quotes

Muffet DiNicola: It's debilitating constantly seeing your worth in terms of someone else.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Brilliance of Wendy Wasserstein!
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I miss Wendy Wasserstein, the playwright, who wrote feminist related plays. This play is probably my favorite starring Meryl Streep, Swoosie Kurtz, Jill Eikenberry, Ann McDonough, and Ellen Parker long before they were famous. Streep just won an Oscar. In this taped version of the stage play, the women of Mount Holyoke College talk about college life. I loved the interaction among the women. I wished that Wendy had lived because she really was the voice of women in this generation. This is not Sex and the City and thank God. These women are strong, intelligent, and independent. Almost 30 years later, Meryl Streep is one of America's greatest film actresses, Jill Eikenberry struck big with L.A. Law, Swoosie Kurtz is still on Broadway but also known for her appearances on television and film, and Ellen Parker won an Emmy for her role on Guiding Light. The story about these women characters reflected the women who played them.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this version be released on DVD? The Baron
What the hell is that 'Great Performances' title? sonlui
Shame on PBS venussansfurs
What the hell? (Jesus Christ Superstar 2000) kagom_jack
Diane Lane..Summer...Great Performances alnovitsky
The Gospel At Colonus michaelriley
Discuss Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?