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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
Joel Fabiani ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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21 June 1984 (Australia)  »

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Dus med damerne  »

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To date [June 2013], actor Tom Conti's only ever Academy Award nomination for acting. Though Scottish, Conti's performance in the film was not nominated for a BAFTA. See more »

Quotes

Frank Spofford: Reuben! Reuben! What the devil are you doing?
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Referenced in Between Two Worlds: The Making of 'Witness' (2005) See more »

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A rare gem
7 September 2002 | by (Fremont, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all times. It's funny, moving, tragic, hilarious, just all in one. Tom Conti gives a memorable world-class performance and the stunning beauty of Kelly Mc Gillis is a feast for the eyes. I wish this one-of-a-kind masterpiece were available on DVD.


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