Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him. From Arnold's hilarious steps toward domestic bliss with a reluctant school teacher, to his first truly promising love affair with a young fashion model, Arnold's greatest challenge remains his complicated relationship with his mother. But armed with a keenly developed sense of humor and oftentimes piercing wit, Arnold continues to test the commonly accepted terms of endearment--and endurance--in a universally affecting story that confirms that happiness is well worth carrying a torch for. Written by
It takes a lot of guts and a helluva sense of humor to live life in Arnold's shoes.
Did You Know?
was asked to do the role of Alan, but he felt it was too soon after his auto accident in Ireland. He didn't reply to the producers, so Tate Donovan
was cast instead. The second day of rehearsals, Broderick called Harvey Fierstein
on set and agreed to do the role. See more
Arnold hires a car service to take him and Ma to the cemetery, and the car is seen waiting for them. But when Ma storms off and leaves in the car, it's not the same driver that brought them to the cemetery. See more
'Casual'? We've known each other for nine years!
Seven of which you spent with another woman.
This Time the Dream's on Me
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald See more