Company (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Musical, Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 72 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 849 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
a list of 24 titles
created 29 Sep 2012
list image
a list of 20 titles
created 12 May 2014

Related Items

Search for "Company" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Company (TV Movie 1996)

Company (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Company.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Away We Go (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney
Jarhead (2005)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Christopher Fitzgerald
Passion (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In 19th century Italy, a young soldier becomes shattered by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.

Director: James Lapine
Stars: Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young, Afghan men, as they chase a seemingly impossible dream, shedding new light on a... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Albone, Lucy Martens, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Hasti Gul Abid, Taj Malik Aleem, Harsha Bhogle
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch
Company (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton
Cabaret (TV Movie 1993)
Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A straight film of the stage show which as far as I know was only shown once. Young American writer goes to Berlin at a time Nazis were emerging. Meets Sally Bowles at the Kit Kat club... ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Horrocks, Alan Cumming, Sara Kestelman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Matthew Darcy, Saif Al-Warith, Waj Ali
Grand Hotel (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An international luxury hotel in Paris turns into a hellish trap when it becomes the center of a terrorist attack.

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Follows the fortunes - in reverse chronology (from 1976 to 1957) - of three "good friends" and aspiring playwrights/composers Franklin Shepard, Charles Kringas, and Mary Flynn.

Stars: Martin Callaghan, Clare Foster, Josefina Gabrielle


Credited cast:
Clive Rowe ...
Clare Burt ...
Gareth Snook ...
Liza Sadovy ...
Michael Simkins ...
Paul Bentley ...
Anna Francolini ...
Kiran Hocking ...
Hannah James ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Musical | Comedy





Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "Company" by George Furth opened on Apr 26, 1970 at the Alvin Theater, ran for 705 performances, won the 1971 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Book and Score and is the basis for this filmed production. See more »


Version of Company (2011) See more »


Company, A Musical Comedy
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conducted by Paddy Cunneen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Near perfect relationships
17 May 2008 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Company, for many people, is the show that introduced them to the art of Stephen Sondheim. I saw the original London production, with Larry Kert and Elaine Stritch, in 1972.

Not an easy piece to produce, it has a plot, but no story. Its origins in a series of unproduced one act play-lets by George Furth were developed by author and composer to provide an unexpected but brilliant commentary on relationships. It is very much a product of the time in which it was written.

One of the difficulties is that the central character Bobby – the only one of his group of friends who isn't married or in a stable relationship – is essentially passive, unsure and can easily be viewed as a sort of cypher, with the rest of the cast doing all the action. A successful production will overcome this. The Donmar Warehouse production does this triumphantly. As Sondheim himself remarked, this production clearly places the other characters where they belong - in Bobby's mind. Everything is in his head. His fear of commitment is gradually resolved, through a series of tableaux, culminating in his desire for the very thing that has previously frightened him.

Adrian Lester is excellent as Bobby. The fragility of his nature is shown well in his voice. I've always felt that Larry Kert, for example, was in many ways better than the originator on Broadway – Dean Jones, who had the better voice. Similarly, the excellent John Barrowman, who was in the Washington 2002 revival and has a stunning voice, came across as a little too confident and positive a character.

Sheila Gish is Joanne. Perhaps even more abrasive than the original (Elaine Stritch) she holds the attention and the stage. 'The Ladies who lunch' is a number demanding a tour de force performance if it is to work, and here receives just that.

The other cast members give similarly sterling performances. The dialogue is sharp and clean and the words to the all-important musical numbers come across clearly. The diminutive stage size at the Donmar works in this piece's favour. The audience is close enough to the performers to feel a part of the action. The performance I attended showed even more clearly than this TV broadcast that everyone on stage was enjoying themselves, as was the audience. The cut number from the original production – 'Marry Me a Little' – is here restored to its place at the end of Act 1. All in all, a most satisfying performance of a Sondheim classic. If you can get a copy of this, grab it with both hands.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I get this? jimmycurry01
...Ew. valjeanlover
DVD .... Please spangleyjw
Discuss Company (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: