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The Glass Menagerie (1987)

A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

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15 January 1988 (Denmark)  »

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El zoo de cristal  »

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$895,904 (USA)
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The original Broadway stage play "The Glass Menagerie" opened at the Playhouse Theatre on Mar 31, 1945 and ran for 563 performances. See more »

Goofs

As Tom is speaking with Laura in one scene, every time the camera is focused on her, his arms are at his sides in the background. When the camera focuses on him, his arms are crossed. This switches back and forth for an entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Wingfield: You are the only young man that I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes the present, the present becomes the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don't plan for it!
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Referenced in Degrassi High: A New Start: Part 2 (1989) See more »

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the movie was excellent!!!
14 November 1999 | by (pueblo, co) – See all my reviews

i just watched "the glass menagerie" on video, and was just blown away by the three main characters...(john malkovich, joanne woodward, and karen allen.)performances. i know that tennessee williams writing was exceptional, but the actors made the writing come alive. john malkovich especially touched me,he is by far one of the finest actors today. his narration really brought the film together, the final segment made me realize just how wonderful he is... and made we want to see everything he has ever done!!!


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