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The Gin Game (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  4 May 2003 (USA)
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In a retirement home, a surly man and a withdrawn woman come to terms over a game of cards.

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In a retirement home, a surly man and a withdrawn woman come to terms over a game of cards.

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The Broadway production of "The Gin Game" by D.L. Coburn opened at the John Golden Theater in New York on October 6, 1977 and ran for 517 performances. See more »

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a sentimental favorite
24 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

When I saw The Gin Game on Broadway in 1977 with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy I thought for sure I had seen the best play ever.

Then when I saw Charles Durning and Julie Harris perform it again on Broadway 20 years later, with my fiancee, I said "Okay, this is it. This one is the best."

Then last night I was flipping channels. I saw the card table and I realized what it was: "Look, it's The Gin Game!" I said to my bride, "Are you kidding me, it's Dick Van Dyck and Mary Tyler Moore."

I loved it. I think you can do more with a dramatic play on television, believe it or not.

Cheery Dick Van Dyck was an almost convincing Weller, but Mary is too sweet for a Fonsia. I am quite certain I saw Julie Harris stand up, lean over the table, shove the cards in Charles Durning's face and bellow triumphantly "Gin, F*cking Gin!". There's no way our dear Mary Richards would ever say that! :-)

The portrayals in this version are more subtle. You catch more of it in this version: The excellent script doesn't get lost in the commotion.

A great show. Don't miss it!


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