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Paul's Case (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 11 February 1980
Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some ... See full summary »

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Willa Cather (story), Ron Cowen (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Paul
Leta Bonynge Leta Bonynge
Lindsay Crouse ... First Actress
Robert Dryden Robert Dryden
Michael Higgins ... Paul's Father
Fred Ivory Fred Ivory
Justine Johnston Justine Johnston ... Madame Heinzel
Bruce Jordan Bruce Jordan ... Teacher
Gus Kaikkonen Gus Kaikkonen ... Charlie
Kaiulani Lee
Tom Stewart Tom Stewart ... Yale Man
Michael Wager Michael Wager
Marilyn Adams Marilyn Adams
Jack Allen Jack Allen
Brooks Baldwin Brooks Baldwin
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Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul esete See more »

Filming Locations:

Troy, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Learning in Focus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Superb!!!
16 January 2003 | by inframanSee all my reviews

This outstanding film is based of one of the finest short stories ever written. Eric Roberts is brilliant as the young man I always thought had to be the prototype for Holden Caulfield. The sensitivity & simplicity of this film is to be commended, because it never would have worked as well as it does otherwise. This movie should definitely be seen by a far wider audience.


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