This tele-film was made and released about six years after its source play of the same name by Neil Simon was first performed in 1986. The original Broadway production of "Broadway Bound" opened at the Broadhurst Theater in New York on 4th December 1986 and ran for 756 performances until 25th Sepember 1988. The play was nominated for four 1987 Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play (Phyllis Newman), Best Featured Actor in a Play (John Randolph) and Best Actress in a Play (Linda Lavin), it winning the last two categories. Neil Simon wrote the original play script and the screenplay that this filmed production was based on. The play's setting is described in its intro: "Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY. February, late 1940s". See more »
This IS one movie that deserved to be on the BIG screen first, Everyone in this should have received an EMMY at the least. Cronyn and Silverman especially took me by surprise.The set design was another magnificent point in this film. Everything including the costumes was typical of Brooklyn in the late forties. Neil Simon really came up with a superb screenplay here. Everyone who enjoys Neil Simon's plays SHOULD own a copy of this. I know of only one thing that could made this better but I doubt using the same set as that of Brighton Beach Memoirs was possible. Overall, this movie should be in the stores AGAIN.I also noticed the outstanding stereo soundtrack. This alone rivaled many films shown in theaters.
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