7.2/10
1,639
22 user 18 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

(play)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Glass Menagerie (TV Movie 1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Merchant marine officer Tom Wingfield reminisces about his life in St. Louis where he had lived with his nagging mother Amanda and crippled shy sister Laura.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past.

Director: Michael Elliott
Stars: Shirley Booth, Pat Hingle, Hal Holbrook
Harry & Son (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Joanne Woodward, James Olson, Kate Harrington
The Shadow Box (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three terminally-ill cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds, where they are attended and visited by both family and close friends.

Director: Paul Newman
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Christopher Plummer, Valerie Harper
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1988 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

El zoo de cristal  »

Box Office

Gross:

$895,904 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Tom Wingfield: Oh, I could tell you things to make you sleepless! My enemies plan to dynamite this place. They're going to blow us all sky-high some night! And will I be glad, will I be happy, and so will you be! And you'll go up, up, up! over Blue Mountain on a broomstick, with your seventeen gentlemen callers! You ugly, babbling old witch!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I like it.
13 March 1999 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I read this play in my high school English class, and I love it. I think John Malkovich did an amazing job as Tom. His monologues at the beginning of every scene were especially well done. He gave the movie a really dream-like quality. For once, a movie does the written material justice.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
looking for DVD news shadowhillway
Remake? MovieMagicMaker3
From Gordon to Wingfield. abzurd
Aspect ratio wtmack
Joanne Woodward is the definitive Amanda TerryLSneed
Songs for each character? AlexaRae
Discuss The Glass Menagerie (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page