Out on a Limb (1987)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Biography, Drama
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The supposed true story of Shirley MacClaine's experience with a spiritual awakening.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Herself (2 episodes, 1987)
 Gerry Stamford (2 episodes, 1987)
 David Manning (2 episodes, 1987)
 Bella Abzug (2 episodes, 1987)


Shirley MacLaine plays herself in this TV mini-series based on her autobiographical best-seller which delves into her new age beliefs and its effects on her personal and public lives. John Heard portrays a composite role of her many spiritual and personal advisors. Written by Keath <keath@webtv.net>

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Release Date:

18 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cita con los dioses  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shirley MacLaine: I can't go to your event with you.
Bella Abzug: Why not?
Shirley MacLaine: Because I'm going to South America to look for extraterrestrials.
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Referenced in Seducing Spirits and Doctrines of Devils (1987) See more »

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Speaking as a medium for 40 years I can identify with this movie
31 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This true story is an excellent movie that took a lot of guts by Shirley Maclaine to admit to, for her career and possible sanity were questionable after its release. I have been a physic for 40 years and can testify that in my experience the content is accurate. I know there are two types of entity with whom I can communicate. In this movie it only explores the possibility of Alien interaction with our lives and the benefits that can have. The early part of the story concentrates more on her relationship with a British Government official and the love affair that results. This is a good, rather bland "ordinary life" contrast to the almost surreal action that follows.

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