Amazing Stories: Season 2, Episode 17

Gershwin's Trunk (13 Mar. 1987)

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Frantic to deliver a hit musical, conniving Broadway composer Jo-Jo Gillespie contacts the spirit of George Gershwin through psychic Sister Teresa, and makes marvelous music from beyond the... See full summary »

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Jo-Jo Gillespie
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Sister Teresa
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Jerry Lane
Dana Gladstone ...
Hurd Hatfield ...
Logan Webb
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Detective Watts
Irene Olga López ...
Carmen
Luis Daniel Ponce ...
Pepi (as Danny Ponce)
Pamela Galloway ...
Trish Charlton
Barbara Turvett ...
Girl #1
Alan Bardsley ...
Boy #1
Pattie Brooks ...
Girl #2
Christopher Blande ...
Boy #2
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Frantic to deliver a hit musical, conniving Broadway composer Jo-Jo Gillespie contacts the spirit of George Gershwin through psychic Sister Teresa, and makes marvelous music from beyond the grave. Written by Anonymous

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When Sister Teresa puts her hands on the piano, someone is brought in to play the piano and their hands are placed onto the piano. The hand positions don't match and this can be seen when the hands "jump" across the piano. See more »

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[the doorbell rings]
Jo-Jo Gillespie: Who is it?
Detective Watts: My name is Watts. I think I have something that belongs to you.
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26 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK first off, I have seen this episode and liked it very much. Particularly, I liked the music. (the score was good, but I am primarily talking about the song I DISCOVERED YOU.) After 1/2 an hour of muddling through IMDb's myriad of FAQS, I could not find a way to alert them to a very glaring error. And it involves the ACTUAL composer and writer of that song. His name is NOT John Mayer and he is not dead yet. (as far as I know)His name is John Meyer, and he IS listed as one of the writers, but he also composed the song. When I first heard it, I could have sworn it was Sondheim. Proof you say? Well John has an album out with THAT song (I bought it on I-Tunes,it's good, though I wish there was the Amazing Stories version available) Also there is an article in the New York Times where Meyer describes his battles with Gershwin's widow during that episode. Google him.Second off, if anyone knows who the singers are in that song, the information would be greatly appreciated. IMDb lists Sheryl Lee Ralph as a singer. It is possible. She also sings (and amazingly so) on the MIGHTY QUINN soundtrack. But I seem to recall the singer was white and Sheryl is black...


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