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A Life in the Theater (1993)

A veteran actor who's seen it all and a young, up-and-comer join for a season of reperatory theatre.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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A veteran actor who's seen it all and a young, up-and-comer join for a season of reperatory theatre.

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Matthew Broderick keeps a picture of his real life father, actor James Broderick, on his dressing room table in the film. See more »

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Robert: Roll up, I say, roll up, for did you not think the wonder-working god who in his wisdom sent down aches and pains would not dispatch the means for their alleviation?
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Remake of A Life in the Theater (1979) See more »

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A complete waste of time

Unless you are trying to watch all of Jack Lemmon's or Matthew Broderick's films stay away from this. 78 minutes of conversation between the 2 actors. I thought it was awful. Nothing interesting happened and the conversation never developed. The viewer never learns much more about the characters and after awhile doesn't care.


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