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Pippin: His Life and Times (1981)

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At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

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Joanie P. Oneill ...
Player
Debra Phelan ...
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Linda Haberman ...
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Kate Wright ...
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Player
John Mineo ...
Sword Bearer
Charles Lee Ward ...
Peasant
Lee Mathis ...
Beggar
Frank Mastrocola ...
Noble
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At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

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After Chicago (2002) became a big hit, Miramax bought several Bob Fosse-related musical properties, Pippin among them. The feature project is reported to be in development as of 2013. See more »

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[after a seemingly incinerated man steps forward unharmed]
Pippin: That's the finale? It was just a trick.
The leading player: Well, when he did it, it was a trick. When you do it, it'll be real.
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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Sung by William Katt
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A young prince named Pippin tries to find "his little corner of the sky" and ends up finding out it was right in front of him the entire time.
24 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie was hysterical. I thought William Katt was amazing as Pippin... he has a great voice. and Ben Verene? yes. amazing. I agree though- the orgy scene- oh my goodness. way too much. but seeing as they're a Broadway company I guess they're able to do that. Two of our area high schools are planning on doing this show in the next year and I cannot imagine how they are going to be able do get it approved by the school board! its a good laugh. I suggest it to anyone over the age of 13 who isn't too squeamish. I didn't know anything about Theo's duck dying. that's sad. And the bed scene is so funny... I don't see how the production could be done without it! good luck pulling that off. all in all I think it was a challenging production that was done in a creative and classy way.


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