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The Glass Menagerie (1987)

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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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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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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 »

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Tom Wingfield: I'm going to the movies.
Amanda Wingfield: I don't believe that lie!
Tom Wingfield: No? Well you're right, Mother. I'm going to opium dens. Yes, mother. Opium dens. Dens of vice and criminal's hangouts, mother, I am a hired assassin, I joined the Hogan gang, I carry a tommy gun in a violin case, and I run a stream of cat houses in the valley, they call me Killer, Killer Wingfield, see I'm leading a double life, really, a simple honest warehouse worker by day, but by night a dynamic czar of the underworld, mother, I just go to ...
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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.


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