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Tribute (1980)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 December 1980 (USA)
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A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.

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A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.

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The original Broadway production of "Tribute" by Bernard Slade opened on 1st June 1 1978 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater and ran for 212 performances until 2nd December 1978. The setting of the play is described in its intro as: "The living room of a New York townhouse and on the stage of a New York theatre". See more »


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Lemmon makes this worth seeing
19 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A shallow Broadway press agent (Jack Lemmon) discovers he's dying. At the same time his ex-wife (Lee Remick) and their kid (Robby Benson) visit. They all try to come to terms with his impending death and bond.

Sounds pretty terrible doesn't it? The script is annoyingly predictable, it goes on far too long and Benson is just horrible but this is still worth catching just for Lemmon. I've heard he did this on stage beforehand so he knew the character and plays it to perfection. He's just great from beginning to end. He was justly nominated for an Academy Award for this. Remick isn't in this much but she does wonders with a clichéd character. Also the wonderful Colleen Dewhurst was sadly underused as Lemmon's doctor. Still for Lemmon's performance alone this is worth catching. It looses points because of the predictable script and Benson's truly horrible performance.


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