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Gypsy (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  12 December 1993 (USA)
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

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Anna McNeely, who plays Miss Electra, played the same role in the 1989 Broadway revival of 'Gypsy'. See more »

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In the final scene, Mama Rose opens the top of her dress, revealing the top of her bra; however, when Gypsy comes out and talks to her, the dress is closed again. See more »

Quotes

Gypsy: Some men have called me an ecdysiast. Do you know what that means? An ecdysiast is one who, or that which, sheds it's skin. In vulgar parlance, a stripper. But I'm not a stripper. At these prices, I'm an ecdysiast!
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Remade as Gypsy See more »

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If Momma Was Married
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Cynthia Gibb and Jennifer Rae Beck
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Absolutely On Target
10 May 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The '90s was such a wasteland for musicals--with Disney animation at least restoring some luster by way of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING etc. But live-action? Not a prayer. Yet with GYPSY, a modestly budgeted TV-movie version of the Broadway show, with a first rate cast and crew, did an exceptional job showing how such things can still happen. Midler was the necessary powerhouse as Mama Rose, and the entire cast held their own just fine. A musical shouldn't have to be bogged down with socio-political baggage to make it relevant nowadays--a production like this shows what sheer showmanship and celebration of music and dance can still be all about, albeit derived from a forty year-old source. To see a renewal of this kind of exuberant entertainment would be a wonderful thing; at least this GYPSY shows how it can still work.


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