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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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This film was made and released about two years after its stage play of the same name by Bernard Slade was first performed in 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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Sentiment in shorthand...only Jack Lemmon could pull this off!
6 November 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Jack Lemmon recreates his Tony-nominated stage role playing a Broadway press agent who has always shied away from adult responsibilities, treating everyone--from doormen to movie stars--like the life of the party. This devil-may-care approach to living has naturally alienated Lemmon's tightly-wound son, a begrudging twenty-year-old who doesn't share his father's sense of humor. Bernard Slade adapted his play for the screen, and he's positively shameless while decorating the narrative with pure-hearted friends and doctors, a gold-plated prostitute (who receives her own tribute from a lifetime of johns at Joe Allen!), an adoring ex-wife, and Kim Cattrall as a frisky young thing who flits from father to son as if she's in the running for the prostitute's job. None of this makes much emotional or logical sense--and little of it amounts to anything substantial by the end--although Lemmon's manic, zinger-filled performance gooses the movie and brings it to a near-boil. As the embittered son, Robby Benson tries hard to bring off a dim role; his occasional success here is miraculous considering Slade never gives him a strong line of dialogue. Lemmon is reunited with his "Days of Wine and Roses" co-star Lee Remick, and they have a built-in rapport that is wonderful to see...however Jack is really the whole picture. Slade has manufactured the proceedings to slant completely in the star's favor, showing off his sass and pathos, and as a one-man vehicle for the talented actor it obviously has some worth. **1/2 from ****


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