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Steambath (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Fantasy  |  4 May 1973 (USA)
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

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Tandy
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Bieberman
Neil J. Schwartz ...
Young Man (as Neil Schwartz)
Patrick Spohn ...
Young Man
Peter Kastner ...
Gottlieb
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Meredith
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Broker
José Pérez ...
Attendant (as Jose Perez)
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Longshoreman
Shirley Kirkes ...
Young Girl
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Flanders
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it becomes clear that the steambath is a sort of Afterlife, where indifferent souls come to tell their stories to God who happens to be the attendant picking up the towels. Written by <starcro1@gte.net>

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They Found God In A Steambath

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Bill Bixby was given the lead role of Tandy because Bruce Jay Friedman's young son liked him on The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969) TV series. Until that time, Bixby was mainly known for playing comedy, not drama. When approached by producers about who he had in mind for the lead, Friedman named Bixby. See more »

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this is a terrific play! where can i get a copy [video, etc.]?
23 July 2000 | by (Ventura, California) – See all my reviews

A very metaphysical, light-hearted play I saw on PBS 28 years ago and have not seen since. I really, really would like to view it again and give it as a stocking-stuffer to all my friends this Christmas. It is a must on how not to take life or yourself too seriously. Anybody know where I can get a copy?


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