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Writers (WGA):
Mary Stuart (article)
Marsha Norman (written by)
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Release Date:
29 December 1991 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
After the death of her husband, Pat learns that he gambled away all of their savings and that she's now destitute... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Emmy award winning role for Gena Rowlands See more (3 total) »

Cast

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Gena Rowlands ... Pat Foster

Tyne Daly ... Dollie Madison

Cynthia Nixon ... Tina

Kevin Tighe ... Richard

Rae Allen ... Ruthie

Seymour Cassel ... Ralph

Elizabeth Franz

Harris Yulin ... David
Armelia McQueen ... Social Worker

Jeff Probst ... Kevin Leeds
John Procaccino ... Peter Cooper
Carol Appel ... Elaine Leeds
Frank Buxton ... Al Leeds
Henry Chu ... Market Vendor
Clayton Corzatte ... Professor

Tom Davis ... Don

Ben DiGregorio ... Dock Supervisor
Amy Caton-Ford ... Homeless Mother
Barbara Dirickson ... Doctor

Brian T. Finney ... Thug
John Gilbert ... Paul
Edmonia Jarrett ... Maid
Ron Ben Jarrett ... Fish Vendor
Joanne Klein ... Shoe Salesperson
Anthony Lee ... Emergency Doctor
Kit McDonough ... Real Estate Lady
Frankie Sullivan ... Thug
G. Valmont Thomas ... Park Policeman

Tim Threlfall ... Orderly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Cooper

Eric Bivens-Bush ... Thug (uncredited)

Rachel Glenn ... Little girl (uncredited)
Scott Allen Logan ... Tennant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Claudia Weill 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mary Stuart (article)

Marsha Norman (written by)

Produced by
George W. Perkins .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Neil Roach 
 
Film Editing by
Jerrold L. Ludwig  (as Jerry Ludwig)
 
Casting by
Anthony Barnao 
 
Production Design by
Steve Karatzas 
 
Set Decoration by
Melissa Matthies 
Crista Schneider 
 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
 
Makeup Department
Pat Gerhardt .... makeup artist
Kathy C. King .... key makeup artist (as Kathy Crouse)
Geordie Sheffer .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Nancy Giebink .... unit production manager
Hal Harrison .... post-production supervisor
Mike Moder .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lynda Gilman .... second assistant director (as Lynda M. Gilman)
Jay Tobias .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Steven E. Eyrse .... scenic artist
Richard Joffray .... property master
Larsen-Santini Kim .... assistant property master
Drew Pinniger .... on-set dresser
David Saltzman .... lead man (as David E. Saltzman)
 
Sound Department
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor
James Pilcher .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Driskell .... gaffer
Ian Jennings .... lighting technician
Steve Lang .... key grip (as Steven J. Lang)
Douglas Schwartz .... first assistant camera
Rick Wiley .... key rigging grip
Larry Wright .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Heidi Walker .... casting: Seattle (as Heidi L. Walker)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Patrick Murphy .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Daniel Belmour .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
John Wolfe .... transportation
 
Other crew
Tony Grob .... unit location manager
Randall LaFollette .... set production assistant (as Randy LaFollette)
Alison Learned Wolf .... assistant to director (as Alison Learned)
Shade Rupe .... production assistant
 

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USA:96 min
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Emmy award winning role for Gena Rowlands, 24 February 2002
Author: petershelleyau from Sydney, Australia

Gena Rowlands is very likeable here as a wealthy Seattle woman whose husband dies, leaving her broke, and who makes a connection with Tyne Daly as a homeless person, who camps opposite Rowland's apartment building. The teleplay by Marsha Norman, inspired by the article My Shadow by Mary Stuart, includes Rowlands' chance for new love with a school friend (Harris Yulin), and the disapproval of her daughter (Cynthia Nixon). However amidst these issues, Rowlands tries to discover Daly's backstory, when Daly is hospitalised and Rowlands is her only contact. Although Norman's treatment isn't realistic, neither is it sentimental, and thankfully all the plot strands aren't tied up happily at the end. However director Claudia Weill handicaps Daly with the music score of Lee Holdridge, telegraphing her emotion. The women's connection is presented on a spiritual level, as Rowland's sleep is disturbed at a moment Daly flinches in pain, and Rowlands is presented as more tolerant of someone like Daly, than her doorman.

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