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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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Director:
Writers:
Erik Canuel (screen adaptation)
William Luce (play)
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Release Date:
25 August 2012 (Australia) See more »
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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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Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
Nathalie Brunet .... special thanks
 

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Canada:83 min
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Color (HDCAM)

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Christopher Plummer is God but this movie is a Dud, 11 December 2013
Author: SnoopyStyle

It is 1942. Barrymore prepares for a backer's audition as he dreams of a triumphant comeback. This is Christopher Plummer reprising his one man play as the alcoholic John Barrymore. There is no doubt that Plummer is an acting God. He shows it here in spades. But it doesn't add up to be a compelling movie.

It's one of those age old question of how to adapt a play onto the big screen. This felt like a slightly drunk old grandfather telling the young'uns about the old times. Sometimes it's funny as Barrymore and CW Fields try to sign up for WWI. But it's mostly a series of never ending stories. He is alone with Frank who is just off stage. It doesn't really allow for great interaction. We don't get the full power of Plummer's presence that I assume we would get from the play. For Plummer as an actor, I would give him a 10. But as a movie, this is only a 5.

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