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Reuben, Reuben (1983)

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A drunken Scottish poet who hasn't 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
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Dr. Haxby
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Bobby
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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. Ormsby
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T.V. Interviewer (as Tom McGowan)
Dan Doby ...
Alvin
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A drunken Scottish poet who hasn't 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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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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21 June 1984 (Australia)  »

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Dus med damerne  »

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First of two cinema movies that husband Tom Conti and wife Kara Wilson made together. Their second and final film [to date, June 2013] was The Gospel According to Vic (1986) about three years later. The pair have also worked together extensively in television. See more »

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Gowan McGland: Yes, I read Harold Robbins but I don't inhale him.
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

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One memorable scene after another
11 July 2000 | by (Medford, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This film is a delight from first frame to last. Tom Conti delivers an Oscar-worthy performance, and after seeing this movie you'll be wondering why you haven't seen more of him in the ensuing years. One memorable scene after another and some lines of dialogue which have been indelibly imprinted on my brain ever since. I had a hard time finding this film on tape. A shame that so many inferior movies can be had by the bushel, and gems like this get lost...


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