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A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Seymour Cassel ... Himself

Carol Kane ... Herself

Jon Voight ... Himself

Ben Gazzara ... Himself

Peter Falk ... Himself
Annette Insdorf ... Herself

Sean Penn ... Himself
Ray Carney

Gena Rowlands ... Herself
Lelia Goldoni ... Herself

John Sayles ... Himself

Peter Bogdanovich

Val Avery
Lynn Carlin ... Herself
Al Ruban
Julian Schlossberg

John A. Gallagher ... Himself (as John Gallagher)
Bo Harwood

Charles Durning

Tom Noonan

Lenny Citrano ... John Cassavetes Narrative Voice (voice)
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John Cassavetes ... Himself (archive footage)

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Charles Kiselyak 
 

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11 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Turgid, 19 July 2005
Author: dean-schneider from Australia

I give it three for showing some archival footage of him at work on set. But everything else, all the interviews, the music, the sentimentality, is way too much and over the top. Even when they show photos they are only to help serve this image of an 'angel' who could do no wrong.

Everything Falk, Rowlands, and the other actors he worked with is nothing but comments on 'how great he was', or how touching, or how much of a 'genius' he was. But we get this in every other documentary about filmmakers! The best ones do their best to avoid it. This one indulges in it. Even the people who we know to have smart things to say (like Ray Carney) have their words spun to fit into the context of this 'great' man.

Am I to believe this man was so flawless? If someone made a documentary about me or one of my friends like this I'd burn every copy I saw.

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