Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1996  
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour
Drama | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley
Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Drama | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »

Stars: Giles Thomas, Ewan McGregor, Louise Germaine
Casanova (TV Mini-Series 1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The Italian adventurer and libertine Giovanni Jacopo Casanova lived from 1725 to 1798, but in this six-part series Dennis Potter attempted to find a contemporary relevance through his ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Finlay, Norman Rossington, Zienia Merton
Brimstone and Treacle (TV Movie 1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Bates sadly care for their severely disabled daughter Pattie. Martin arrives at their door claiming to be her college friend. He charms them into accepting him as a lodger and carer for Pattie. But Martin is not all he seems.

Director: Barry Davis
Stars: Denholm Elliott, Michael Kitchen, Patricia Lawrence
Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest ... See full summary »

Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Gemma Craven
Christabel (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Dillane, Nigel Le Vaillant
Track 29 (1988)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright
Blackeyes (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Blackeyes is an attempt to explore "what does go on between men and women in their heads, to show the possibilities of the ways that they see each other." Complex and multi-layered, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Gough, Carol Royle, Nigel Planer
Tender Is the Night (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen,... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Young
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An actor who appears in TV commercials begins to lose his grip on reality.

Director: Nick Hornby
Stars: Andrée Bernard, Francis Gilson, David Quilter
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Daniel Feeld (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Ben Baglin (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Nick Balmer (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Linda Langer (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Arthur 'Pig' Mallion (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Sandra Sollars (4 episodes, 1996)
Simon Donald ...
 Ian (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Peter (Movie) (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Anna Griffiths (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Oliver Morse (3 episodes, 1996)
Liz Smith ...
 Mrs. Baglin / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
...
 Waiter (Movie) (3 episodes, 1996)
Arturo Venegas ...
 Luigi (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 Mrs. Haynes (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 Staff Nurse (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 Consultant (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 Lady Ruth Balmer (2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Raffield ...
 Driver (2 episodes, 1996)
Katy Carmichael ...
 2nd Hostess (2 episodes, 1996)
Jody Saron ...
 1st Hostess (2 episodes, 1996)
Fay Ripley ...
 Club Barmaid (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 Angie (2 episodes, 1996)
Edit

Storyline

Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named Arthur "Pig" Mallion. But whenever Daniel looks around, real people seem to be speaking his dialogue in real situations that mirror the script, including a beautiful young girl named Sandra who works in a Karaoke bar owned by a Mr. Mallion. Meanwhile, Balmer, the film's director, is in a spot of trouble with the leading lady of the film. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 June 1997 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes) | (1 Episode)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In Episode 1, Daniel makes a call from a phone booth where someone has written "Reality Sucks" on the glass, and someone else has crossed out "Sucks" and written "or Nothing" below it. In the followup miniseries ("Cold Lazarus"), "Reality or Nothing" is the name of a group of anti-media terrorists. See more »

Quotes

1st Hostess: They all start looking the same, don't they?
See more »

Connections

Followed by Cold Lazarus (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
where will the young reality tellers come?
21 January 2000 | by (u.s. of amnesia (Phillip Rhav)) – See all my reviews

Dennis Potter, who passes before these works, "Karaoke and Cold Lazarus" could be produced, asked in his last interview with Melvyn Bragg, "Where will the writers who want to tell stories about life as it truly is, beneath the hype and glitter, get their opportunity as I did in the 60's, in our current world of Rupert Murdoch sensibilities?" Karaoke is a tale of personal responsibility that reaches deeper than "E-network" can imagine in its most profoundly affected moments of easy sanctimony and sentimentality. This play should be at the peak of viewing assignments for all students of what TV can really do and be in a democracy that is real, not just a convenient platitude. Dennis Potter may have been the "Shakespeare" of our times. We will be lucky if such integrity and eloquence graces us again.


15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone know anything about a DVD release? Pulsie
An absolute classic SuzeeQ3000
is charley boorman in it Hart73
Discuss Karaoke (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?