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Tribute (1980)

PG  |   |  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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One of a number of cinema adaptations of Bernard Slade written plays that were filmed during the late 1970s - early 1980s. The others were Romantic Comedy (1983) and Same Time, Next Year (1978). See more »


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We Still Have Time
Music by Barry Manilow
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman & Jack Feldman
Performed by Barry Manilow
Produced by Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
Recording enginieer: Michael Delugg
(p) 1980 Manilow Music (BMI) / Appogiatura Music Inc. (BMI) / Camp Sngs Music Inc. (BMI)
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A "Tribute" to Phony Emotions, Bad Acting, and a Rotten Script
12 February 2007 | by (western US) – See all my reviews

"Tribute" stunk to high hell. Jack Lemmon is capable of brilliant work but he can be lousy when he goes too far over the top with slapstick humor (loved that chicken suit, Jack) and I defy anyone who doesn't need serious help to watch the last scene without groaning audibly and reaching for a barf bag. This continually annoying and exasperating ode to putrid schmaltz contained all the phony, forced emotions that the likes of Aaron Spelling made famous with such horrible TV shows as "Loveboat." In addition, the actor who played Lemmon's son was such a vile little creep that we actually hoped someone would run him over, yet we were supposed to care that his dad never gave him enough personal attention. By the way, was the girl who gave this jerk a tumble just a tad too sugary and sunny for words and are we seriously supposed to believe that she would stick around for dose after dose of his whiny nonsense? How's about the whore with a heart of gold? Do you know of any prostitutes who get thrown surprise parties hosted by all their satisfied johns? How frigging ridiculous. And was that woman doctor a total pain, or what? At the conclusion, when Lemmon smooched his "son" full on the mouth and then dropped his pants, the reaction shots (especially hers) were just plain sick. This one was a real stinkeroo, a 'tribute' to phony emotions, bad acting, and a rotten script. Don't bother unless you need an emetic.


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