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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1987)

Eugene O'Neill's award-winning and classic play about a day in the life of a dysfunctional family controlled by their addictions gets a staged version made for TV. Past, present and future ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Eugene O'Neill's award-winning and classic play about a day in the life of a dysfunctional family controlled by their addictions gets a staged version made for TV. Past, present and future discussions about life, human relations, family problems are all discussed by the Tyrone family from the early hours in the morning up until the final minutes of the night, revealing failures, lost hopes, possible dreams and all sorts of memories that prevents them to change their current sad situation. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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13 April 1987 (USA)  »

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One of three films to unite Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey, with the other two being Dad (1989) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). See more »

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Brilliant trio of performances - nix Lemmon
4 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where were the Emmys? Out to lunch? Obviously, for their shameful, almost criminal lack of nominations for three of these actors.

Gallagher and Spacey are beyond brilliant- young, vital, totally in character, superb is a word that is not good enough.

Leslie is visually a combo of Judi Dench (God, wouldn't one die for a Mary Tyrone from her!) and Hepburn, but she makes the part her own. Another brilliant performance.

The only fly in the ointment is Lemmon - his performance is full of Lemmon-ses! Stock vocal and physical posturing that has become his trademark acting ability. He is abominably bad. Unlike the others, he doesn't even try to become Tyrone, he just filters the character through his stock mannerisms. Shame on him.

Still, you must see this for the brilliance of the other three actors.


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