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16 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Its passion cannot be overstated. Its power must not be overlooked.
An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dustin Hoffman ... Willy Loman

Kate Reid ... Linda Loman

John Malkovich ... Biff

Stephen Lang ... Happy

Charles Durning ... Charley

Louis Zorich ... Ben
David S. Chandler ... Bernard

Jon Polito ... Howard

Kathryn Rossetter ... Woman from Boston (as Kathy Rossetter)
Tom Signorelli ... Stanley

Linda Kozlowski ... Miss Forsythe
Karen Needle ... Letta
Anne McIntosh ... Jenny
Michael Quinlan ... Waiter

Directed by
Volker Schlöndorff  (as Volker Schlondorff)
Writing credits
Arthur Miller (teleplay)

Arthur Miller (play)

Produced by
Robert F. Colesberry .... producer
Michael Nozik .... associate producer
Nellie Nugiel .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alex North 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus 
Film Editing by
Mark Burns 
David Ray 
Production Design by
Tony Walton 
Art Direction by
John Kasarda 
Set Decoration by
Robert J. Franco 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
Makeup Department
Ann Belsky .... makeup designer: Dustin Hoffman
Alan D'Angerio .... hair designer
Victor DeNicola .... hair stylist (as Victor De Nicola Jr.)
Robert Laden .... makeup artist: Dustin Hoffman (as Bob Laden)
Rita Ogden .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Nozik .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann Egbert .... second assistant director (as Ann B. Egbert)
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Tomaz Remec .... dga trainee
Art Department
Tommy Allen .... property master (as Tom Allen)
Charles Cecil .... set builder
Ann Edgeworth .... inside property assistant (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
W. Steven Graham .... assistant art director
Stephen J. Lineweaver .... head set dresser
Anamarie Michnevich .... set dresser
Joseph Petruccio Sr. .... construction coordinator
Richard A. Ventre .... master scenic artist
Sound Department
Harriet Fidlow .... sound editor: Hastings Sound Editorial, Inc.
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
David Grossack .... sound apprentice: Hastings Sound Editorial, Inc.
Danny Michael .... production sound mixer
Abe Nejad .... assistant sound editor: Hastings Sound Editorial, Inc.
Brenda Ray .... additional boom operator
Dan Sable .... sound editor: Hastings Sound Editorial, Inc.
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor: Hastings Sound Editorial, Inc.
Elizabeth Schwartz .... assistant sound editor: Hastings Sound Editorial, Inc.
Jess Soraci .... sound editor: Hastings Sound Editorial, Inc.
Marc-Jon Sullivan .... boom operator (as Marc Jon Sullivan)
Camera and Electrical Department
Florian Ballhaus .... second assistant camera
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Stefan Czapsky .... electric supervisor
Stefan Czapsky .... grip
James Donahue .... electrician
David M. Dunlap .... focus puller
Anthony Dunne .... grip
Morris Flam .... gaffer
Michael Levine .... camera operator
Dennis J. Lootens .... grip
Charlie Marroquin .... grip
Michael Papadapolous .... electrician (as Michael Papadopoulos)
Susan Starr .... second assistant camera
Allen Stillman .... grip
Michael Trim .... best boy
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
Casting Department
Todd Thaler .... extras casting (as Todd Michael Thaler)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Taylor Kincaid Cheek .... wardrobe supervisor
Sharon Lynch .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Jon Neuburger .... assistant editor (as Jon Neuberger)
Judy Silberstein .... assistant editor
Music Department
Thomas A. Carlson .... assistant music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator
Dan Wallin .... music mixer: Record Plant Scoring
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Thomas Reilly .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Judith Lyn Brown .... assistant: producer
Joe Caroff .... title designer
Fred Cassidy .... production assistant (as Terry Fred Cassidy)
Susan Gammie .... assistant: Ms. Morley
Shelley Houis .... production office coordinator
Anna Graham Hunter .... intern
Mary A. Kelly .... continuity
Thomas A. Kelly .... technical staging consultant
Robert Mullis .... assistant: Ms. Reid
Nellie Nugiel .... production accountant
Franke Piazza .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Dale Pierce-Johnson .... office assistant
Sharret Rose .... assistant production accountant
Michael Rudman .... stager: Broadway production
David Sardi .... production assistant
Noel Tirsch .... intern
Aaron D. Weisblatt .... picture apprentice
Gilbert S. Williams .... production assistant: studio (as Gilbert Williams)
Laura Zaccaro .... intern
Robert Whitehead .... producer: original stage production (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Adapted from the 1984 Broadway production directed by Michael Rudman starring Dustin Hoffman. The original production had been staged in 1949 by Elia Kazan.See more »
Continuity: When Willy is found in the bathroom by Stanley, he has a glass of scotch sitting on the toilet in one shot and not in any other one.See more »
Linda Loman:Attention must be finally paid to such a person.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of En handelsresandes död (1961) (TV)See more »


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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Riveting!!! Must see event, 7 January 1999
Author: ILuvFlix from Philadelphia, PA

Arthur Miller's compelling work is deftly translated to the small screen here, with riveting performances by Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, Kate Reid as Willy's wife Linda, and John Malkovich as the prodigal son Biff. This work touches my soul on several levels: sympathy for the fallen man Willy, understanding of the difficulty of both hating your father and wanting him to be proud of you as Biff shows, and the ever-protective enabler Linda, who defends Willy even as she sees him failing before her eyes. Miller took a simple American family struggling to make life work, and made each character in their own way extraordinary.

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