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Reuben, Reuben (1983)

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A drunken Scottish poet, who has not written a word in years, feels compelled to regain control of his life and work after meeting a beautiful young woman.

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Gowan McGland
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Geneva Spofford
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Frank Spofford
Joel Fabiani ...
Dr. Jack Haxby
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Bobby Springer
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Mare Spofford
E. Katherine Kerr ...
Lucille Haxby
Rex Robbins ...
C. B. Springer
Kara Wilson ...
Edith McGland
Jack Davidson ...
George Spofford
Damon Douglas ...
Tad Springer
Robert Nichols ...
Harry Pycraft
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Dr. William Ormsby
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TV Interviewer (as Tom McGowan)
Dan Doby ...
Alvin
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Gowan McGland is a half-Irish/half-Welsh Scottish poet with some renown. He is also a total s*** - a boozer, a womanizer (his conquests more frequently married than not), lazy, and a leech, with a deteriorating body and bad teeth, losing which he equates with death. He also has his charms, which, in combination with his renown, leads to him usually being able to get what he wants. His wife, Edith McGland, also a writer, is well aware of who he is, their marriage which is in name only, although they are still good friends. It is because of her profession and her connection that she has been commissioned to write his biography. Because he is lazy, he has not written anything in five years. He is on a speaking tour to earn what little money he has, currently on an extended stop in Woodsmoke, Connecticut. His reputation in almost every sense precedes him in Woodsmoke - including his womanizing where probably only the husbands of his conquests are unaware of what's going on, and his ... Written by Huggo

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Meet Gowan McGland, poet. He drinks and lies. Sleeps with other men's wives. He hasn't written a word in years...but every woman he meets falls in love with him.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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21 June 1984 (Australia)  »

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Dus med damerne  »

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The setting of this movie's source play, "Spofford" by Herman Shumlin, was according to the play's introduction: "A town in Connecticut. The present". See more »

Quotes

Mare Spofford: That fella poet is raping all the women in Woodsmoke?
Frank Spofford: Yeah, you'll have to wait your turn, Mare.
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A joyful experience
13 July 2002 | by (IL, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie has touched me deeply. The plot, the screenplay, the performances are all outstanding. It is a real pity that not many people have seen this masterpiece. It is a joyful experience and I highly recommend it.

So check it out...


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