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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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Michael Emil ...
Professor
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Senator
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Elevator Attendant
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Driver
Ian O'Connell ...
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Richard Davidson ...
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Lou Hirsch ...
Charlie
Ray Charleson ...
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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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One of three Nicolas Roeg directed films that musician Jim O'Rourke has used its title as the name of an album. The movies include Eureka (2006), Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (1980) and Insignificance (1985). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[to The Professor]
The Ballplayer: Between you and me, let me tell you somethin'. Don't ever put a woman up on a pedestal. Cuz it'll just give her a chance to kick your teeth right down your throat.
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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Life Goes On
Words by Will Jennings
Music by Stanley Myers
Sung by Theresa Russell
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Another Look at Marilyn Monroe
15 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.

Strangely enough, Gary Busey was top billed but had a relatively small part compared to the other three. I am surprised the top bill did not go to the iconic Tony Curtis, who actually knew Monroe in real life (making his interaction with Theresa Russell all the more interesting).

Although there are four 1950s icons, the focus is really on Monroe, with such moments as her explaining relativity. She is the timeless "dumb blonde", but here we are asked to think of her as a whole person and not just the stereotype she played in the movies. (Her personality is again explored in "My Week With Marilyn", where she is seen as a tragic figure.)


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