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Barrymore -- As John Barrymore reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III.


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As John Barrymore reckons with the ravages of his life of excess, he rents an old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christopher Plummer ... John Barrymore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Plumpis ... Frank

Directed by
Erik Canuel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erik Canuel  screen adaptation
William Luce  play

Produced by
Kevin Albrecht .... executive producer
Garth H. Drabinsky .... producer
Steve Kalafer .... executive producer
Peter LeDonne .... executive producer
Christopher Plummer .... executive producer
Gene Saks .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michel Corriveau 
Cinematography by
Bernard Couture 
Film Editing by
Jean-François Bergeron 
Production Design by
Cameron Porteous 
Production Management
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Allan Levine .... production manager (additional photography)
Thom J. Pretak .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ross Clyde .... first assistant director
Joanne Tickle .... second assistant director
Art Department
Debra Hanson .... scenic designer
Brian Mullin .... key scenic
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Lana Marie Hattar .... assistant re-recording mixer
Michael LaCroix .... sound mixer
Sylvain Lefebvre .... sound mixer
Peter McBoyle .... original stage sound
Jason Perreira .... sound re-recording mixer
Jill Purdy .... dialogue editor
David Rose .... sound effects editor
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Barnes .... best boy electric
Adam Craig .... assistant camera
Antony Ellis .... a camera operator
Roger Finlay .... "b" camera operator
Daniel Rosenberg .... data management technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mitchell Bloom .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate assistant editor
Lorraine Samuel .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Sylvain Lefebvre .... score mixer: score recordist
Transportation Department
Ben Cekuta .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kelly Ebers .... producer's assistant
Lucia Haliburton .... production coordinator (as Lucia Hamilton)
Daniela Saioni .... script supervisor
Andrew Wolinsky .... producers asssistant
Nathalie Brunet .... special thanks

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Canada:83 min
Color (HDCAM)


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not for everyone, but great for others., 8 June 2012
Author: onumbersix from Canada

Christopher Plummer, what a great actor, he is known mainly to the world as Capt. Von Trapp in the Sound of music. It seems as though he has heightened his acting skills on film since he has reached his early eighties, with a 2011 Oscar for Beginnings and his touching role in Millennium, among others. This filmed One man show gives him the opportunity to show us the scope of his titanesque talent. His subject: John Barrymore, from a family dynasty (his parents, his brother Lionel and his sister Ethel) that marked the classical theatre and cinema of the late 19th century through to today, with grand- daughter Drew. Plummer takes us along the route this person who tasted inaccessible glories and a proportionate decline. This is theatre on film. Definitely not for everyone. Excellent on the other hand, for those who have some knowledge of classical Shakespearian theatre and the golden age of American cinema.

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