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Insignificance (1985)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  2 August 1985 (USA)
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Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.

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Senator
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Elevator Attendant
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Lou Hirsch ...
Charlie
Ray Charleson ...
Bud
Joel Cutrara ...
Bar Drunk
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Storyline

Four 1950's cultural icons (Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Senator Joseph MacCarthy) who conceivably could have met and probably didn't, fictionally do in this modern fable of post-WWII America. Visually intriguing, the film has a fluid progression of flash-backs and flash-forwards centering on the fictional Einstein's current observations, childhood memories and apprehensions for the future. Written by Jeanne Baker <jbaker@erim.org>

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She had the one figure he needed to complete the equation. See more »

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2 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Insignificancia  »

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Trivia

Star Billing: Gary Busey (1st), Michael Emil (2nd), Theresa Russell (3rd), Will Sampson (4th) and Tony Curtis (5th). In the film's closing credits, the billing is varied from the above used for promotional materials and the opening credits, it being Emil (1st), Russell (2nd), Curtis (3rd), Busey (4th) and Sampson (5th). See more »

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The movie takes place in 1954. In one scene, a man is in a bar watching the World Series. The TV announcer for the game starts talking about "Campanella, Hodges, and Berra" being involved in a play. In 1954 those 3 players played for Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Yankees, however the 1954 World Series was between the Cleveland Indians and NY Giants, therefore none of those 3 even played. See more »

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The Actress: Have you ever noticed how "What the hell" is always the right decision to make?
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Wild Hearts
Words & Music by Will Jennings, Roy Orbison
Sung by Roy Orbison
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icons become deep and moving characters...
17 February 2004 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

If you have any sort of appreciation for character and dialogue, and any sense of American cultural history, you will find a lot of very absorbing material in this film. It probably was originally a play, and that's why it's dialogue heavy, but I can't stress enough how these icons that we only have a shallow understand of are made into truly complex and wonderful characters.

This film is better than any college course for telling you how to create a character-driven story.




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