From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely-... See full summary »

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Helene Shaw
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Harry Nash
Robert Ridgely ...
George Johnson
Dorothy Patterson ...
Doris
Caitlin Hart ...
Lydia
Les Podewell ...
Les
Aaron Freeman ...
Andrew
Jerry Vile ...
Albert
Paula Frances ...
Minnie
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Debbi Hopkins ...
Christie
Maria Todd ...
Heather
Sandy McLeod ...
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Edie Vonnegut ...
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From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely--while on stage. Susan Sarandon is new in town, a lonely itinerant telephone company employee. On a whim, she auditions for and gets the part of Stella to Walken's Stanley when the theater group does A Streetcar Named Desire. Before anyone realizes the growing affection between Helene and Stanley, she falls deeply in love with the sexy brute, not knowing what the real man is like. Written by Reid Gagle (with corrections by Fiona!)

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2 February 1982 (USA)  »

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In Vonnegut's short story, the character George Johnson is the first-person narrator. He meets Helene while trying to sort out a phone bill and asks her to try out for the local play. See more »

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[Helene is auditioning for "A Streetcar named Desire," but she reads the lines stiltedly]
Doris: With a little feeling. Now, pretend that George is Stanley, and that you love him very passionately.
[George smiles flirtatiously - in a rugged, manly way, of course]
Doris: On second thought, just try to imagine Stanley. Now, let's take it from where we left off.
[George frowns at Doris, then looks down at the desk, deflated]
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Spectacular!!
24 January 2000 | by (Savannah, GA USA) – See all my reviews

If I had to to describe this in one word, it would be; Spectacular! This contains possibly the best acting that i have ever seen in my life. I wouldn't hesitate for even a second to recommend this to someone. I didn't think it was possible for a film to out shine the story, but here i have been proved wrong. Once again, Spectacular!


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