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Steambath (1973)

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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Stephen Elliott ...
Oldtimer
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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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Drama | Fantasy

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4 May 1973 (USA)  »

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Valerie Perrine became the first woman to display (on purpose) her nipples on American network television during the 4 May 1973 broadcast of this movie on Hollywood Television Theater (PBS). Valerie Perrine was seen taking a shower from the side. Only a few PBS stations were adventurous enough to carry the program. See more »

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Featured in TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) See more »

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If you like good dialogue you will love this
15 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this a long time ago and never forgot it. I think it was some sort of take off of Jean Paul Satrtes "No Exit"....

But won't spoil it for you, watch the play, folks. The acting, the script, the characterizations, all were excellent. My personal favorite was "Jesus". Very funny, not for the religiously rigid, I must say!!!

Bruce Jay Friedman was the author, this was his second play, and very intelligently written. Wish all comedies were so. Great thinking on a touchy subject, it is not to be missed by the mystically flexible. And really fun to watch.

I am going to make it a part of my collection, been telling people about it for years.


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