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Basements (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  12 May 1987 (USA)
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Rose (segment "The Room")
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Mr. Kidd (segment "The Room")
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One of a number of filmed adaptations of plays made by director Robert Altman during the 1980s. See more »

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Version of Der stumme Diener (1963) See more »

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Tom Conti is Brilliant! Classic Pinter
19 August 1999 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

Altman really hit on a good thing with his short films written by Harold Pinter. The film effectively contrasts Conti's brilliant acting skills with the non-existent skills of John Travolta. Travolta's awful british accent is worth the price of admission alone! (I am sure this is all intentional - a real Altman touch) Travolta plays a hitman! And we all thought the Tarantino was the original one with that idea. A genius story that is excellently paced. For a great time, view this wonderful artistic piece.


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