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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 19 August 1984
An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

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The original play "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams opened at the Morosco Theater in New York on March 24, 1955, ran for 694 performances and was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. The play also won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1955. See more »

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A Nest of Snakes, With a Fake Accent of The Cast
25 February 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a patriarchal house, Big Daddy (Rip Torn) is not aware he has a terminal cancer. His lawyer son Gooper (David Dukes) and his daughters-in-law Mae (Penny Fuller) e Meggy (Jessica Lange) are disputing who will administrate his lands after his closer death. His favorite and alcoholic son Brick (Tommy Lee Jones) has no other interest in life but get drunk and switch-off the world. This theatrical and talky story passes in one unique ambient and is based in dialogs. The family is a nest of snakes, with lies, greed and total lack of respect for each other. The running time is 140 min. and bores the viewer, specially because of the fake accent of the cast. I am Brazilian, and for me, this forced Mississipi accent (specially the melodramatic one of Jessica Lange) is ridiculous and tedious, but I do not know the effect in those who are native in English. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): 'Gata em Teto de Zinco Quente' ('Cat on a Hot Zinc Roof')

Obs: I have just received the following feedback from an IMDb User, regarding the accent of the cast: "I am a Mississippi native and can assure you that you are totally incorrect in this assertion. The performers are right on."


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