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The West Side Waltz (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  23 November 1995 (USA)
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Margaret keeps her neighbours at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano.... See full summary »

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Margaret Mary Elderdice
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Cara Varnum
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Robin Ouiseau
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Serge
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Jonno
Ernest Thompson
Camille Saviola
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Mr. Goo
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Margaret keeps her neighbours at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano. Because of her arthritis she accepts the housemaid Robin who wants to become an actress. With this naive pretty girl her life gets suddently really exciting and she makes a lot of new friends. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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A story that invites you to rediscover the joy of living, the power of friendship and the wisdom of age.

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The original Broadway production of "The West Side Waltz" opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on November 19, 1981, ran for 126 performances and received a Best Actress Tony Award nomination for Katharine Hepburn. The stage play was written by Ernest Thompson who also adapted his work for the filmed production. See more »

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Margaret Mary Elderdice: It's odd. Even though I seem to be getting smaller, my toes seem to get further away.
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Worth catching for an excellent Liza Minnelli performance
22 September 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Originally a Broadway play with Katharine Hepburn and Dorothy Loudon, "West Side Waltz" is one of those projects that should have remained on the stage. However, Liza Minnelli is wonderfully cast against type as a reserved, albeit needy, 50ish type longing for companionship. She is the only reason to see this movie, as MacLaine is a bore and Jennifer Grey is simply annoying.


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